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Sunday, October 9, 2011


曾经有一个德国人住在中国,在上个世纪20年代写过一本书,“The Legacy of Sun Yat Sen” (孙中山的遗产)。叫做 Gustav Amann (中文: 古斯塔夫.阿曼), 是西门子公司的工程师,辛亥革命的时候在汉口工作,1950或者40年代的时候 (很可能在中国)逝世。





» How Chiang Kai-shek blew it, Dec 20, 2010


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Jiang Zemin attends Xinhai Revolution Commemoration

Former Chinese party and state chairman Jiang Zemin (江泽民) appeared live on television this morning (local Beijing time), in a celebration of the Xinhai Revolution’s 100th anniversary.

China’s ex-President Jiang Zemin has appeared in public for the first time since rumours spread that he was dead,

reports the BBC.

Aged 85, he looked frail, but was smiling as he chatted to his successor on the live TV broadcast.

Jiang Zemin attends Xinhai Revolution 100 anniversary celebration

Jiang Zemin attends Xinhai Revolution 100 anniversary celebration (click picture for video)

CCTV showed Jiang entering the Great Hall of the People’s (人民大会堂) auditorium hall, with an aide to his left, but apparently walking on his own. According to Xinhua news agency, Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinlin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinpin, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang, Zhou Yongkang and other senior leaders attended the ceremony.

The Xinhai revolution is a topic in Chinese history books, as it put an end to China’s imperial form of government and struggled for a national Chinese awareness. But ceremonies like the one today are most probably organized and attended by top officials with Taiwan on their mind, rather than for its historic weight.

October 10th will be a national holiday in Taiwan, as “Double-Ten”, also to commemorate the Xinhai Revolution. The currently ruling KMT was based on political concepts attributed to Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙), and Taiwan is officially known as the Republic of China (RoC), the state founded by the KMT, and initially led by Sun Yat-sen.



» Jiang not Dead, Leung Ka-wing Resigns, Sep 6, 2011
» Taipei 101 Fireworks, January 1, 2011
» Nanjing: Paying their Respects, Nov 12, 2010


» Hu urges “unification”, CBS, Oct 8/9, 2011
» Sun Granddaughter: China distorts sanminzhuyi, CNA, Oct 2, 2011


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