1-1: Jiang Zemin’s Traitor Father

One –  A Family Of Traitors

1 – Jiang Zemin’s traitor father

In1915, Jiang Ze-mn’s grandfather, Jiang Shi-xi, a doctor of Chinese medicine ventured into business.  Jiang Shi-xi had seven children. The eldest child Jiang Shi–jun was Jiang Ze-min’s father. Jiang Ze-min has an older sister Jiang Ze-fen, and a younger sister Jiang Ze-nan, and a younger brother Jiang Ze-kuan.

In 1940 Wang Jing-wei set up the puppet Japanese government in Nanjing. He was in need of much man power, and a range of talents, from ministers to clerks. It’s for this reason that brazen intellectuals, crooked merchants,  jobless has-been politicians and former officials swarmed to Nanjing. So did Jiang Ze-min’s father, Jiang Shi-jun.

He was appointed as a vice minister in the ministry of propaganda, and made the head member of the Institution’s Editorial Committee. He also worked under Hu Lan-cheng, the main staff writer of the China Daily. He was in charge of the daily operation in the ministry. He feared that his work for the Japanese could come back to haunt him, therefore, changed his name to Jiang Guan-qian.

Both literature and electrical engineering were hobbies for Jiang Shi-jun, and he devoted much time to the two pursuits, working for the Japanese. Jiang Shi-jun had also made a careful study of Nazi’s propaganda tactics.

He single-handedly organized a so-called Exhibition of Military Successes, in the Pacific Region of the Great Crusade of East Asia, in which he applied the propaganda techniques he had learnt, and his knowledge of electrical engineering, so as to depict, fully with sound and light effects, air and naval Warfare, between the US and Japan, suggesting the Japanese Army’s Bushido spirit, and symbolizing the permanent military power the Army enjoyed. Through all of this, the audience would be given the impression, that the Japanese invaders were unconquerable, and would forever occupy China.

Jiang Shi-jun used to make an annual show of cultural patronage by holding a grand ceremony in honor of Confucius. He would orchestrate a performance consisting of, as prescribed by Confucian Doctrines, eight rolls of dancers, follow the rites, as prescribed for a king in the Book of Rites, and offer three sacrifices of pork, beef and lamb, and after the ceremonies, mince the three sacrifices and send them to officials in the ministries and bureaus of the puppet Japanese government.

He also employed the folk style propaganda. He reworked a Budhist folk tradition, the Feast of All Souls festival, for his own purposes, organized a grand version of the festival, that had lanterns floating on local waters, and found in it means to falsely suggest peace and prosperity, in the aftermath of, and so as to help people forget, the terrible Nanjing Massacre, only a few years before. Spectators were anesthetized to the grim historical reality, so recent still, perpetrated at the hands of the Japanese regime.

He published a children’s picture book, entitled “A History of  British American Aggression Against China”, intending to stir up hatred towards the two nations, while eulogizing the greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere.

Along with this, Jiang Shi-jun helped, to plan the production of “A Legacy That Will Live Forever”, a movie, the goal of which was to bash Britain and America. Using a large sum of money, he solicited the help of a famous director, and further invited a movie star, to play the part of the Qin dynasty official, Lin Ze-xu. The effort masticated history, as we know it, so as to suit the needs of Japanese forces, and incite hatred against the United States.

So that his eldest son might one day outshine others, Jiang Shi-jun sent Jiang Ze-min to an expensive high school, Yangzhou High School, and then later to Central University, which was run by Wang Jing Wei’s puppet government. From a young age, Jiang Ze-min was enrolled in piano lessons. That wealth would accrue in the Jiang family at that time, and through the dealings of a traitor, no less, was most extraordinary, for those were the years when the ordinary Chinese found it’s hard to just make ends meet.

Jiang Ze-min would live up to his father’s expectations learning to sing, dance, play musical instruments, and even know something of Peking and the Canton Opera.

Although he was busy with his job everyday, Jiang Shi-jun always found time to earnestly and tirelessly teach his son,Jiang Ze-min. It was then that Jiang Ze-min realized power and money get things done. Jiang Ze-min knew the power of media, a weapon he had come to understand before he was even 15 years of age.

Jiang Ze-min has long been fond of the lashes scenery, in the life of opulence, alongside the Qin Huai River. The invading Japanese Army, for political purposes, made celebrity of a Japanese actress Li Xiang-lan, known as the Imperial Flower. Jiang Ze-min has always had trouble keeping pretty ladies off his mind, with Li Xiang-lan being no exception.

The combination of his father’s influence, and the propaganda tactics gleaned from the CCP, made Jiang Ze-min an even more skilled propagandist than his father. And the money the son spent on propaganda was of course far greater. The deceit of his father hardly compares with that of Jiang Ze-min, be it in scope, or depth.

1-2: Like Father Like Son

1-2: Like Father Like Son

The special agents of the invading Japanese Army, were headed up by a general Kenji Doihara, and his right hand man, was Ding Mo-cun. It was thus a top priority for Ding, to train some specialized students, who could blend in with regular students, thereby monitor them. In this capacity they could spot any traces of anti-Japanese sentiments or activities, arrest and remove those involved.

Jiang Shi-jun hoped much for his son’s success. He knew well that only those who have served as special agents, could be trusted or promoted in rank by the Japanese Army. Jiang Shi-jun seized the opportunity of the sessions and strongly made the case for his son. Jiang Ze-min attended the training.

Interestingly, the special agents took political classes, alongside those courses providing training in technique subjects, effecting something of a brainwash program. All special agents were forbidden from having any mainstream religious believes. Nietzsche, the man who once claimed that God is dead, and who did much to advance the cause of atheism, thus made for a perfect, read, and become part of the agents’ indoctrination.

Jiang Ze-min was not only exempted from paying tuition, but further received a stipend. He led an extravagant life in college, often visiting whore houses, with a band of shady friends, who sucked up to the rich and powerful.  Jiang Ze-min grew corrupted early, due to his capacity as a special agent, explaining, in part, why he visited, and easily knew how to find prostitutes on his first business trip to the United States, as the Minister of Electronics Industry. Such behavior was rather rare among minister level officials at the time.  

After completing the session, a student would admitted directly to Central University. Jiang Ze-min chose Electrical Engineering as his major. The subject, of course, had something to do with his father’s hobby, but gained particular interest for Jiang Ze-min, in that his father’s Exhibition of Military Successes, in the Pacific Region of the Great Crusade in the East Asia, had captured his imagination, and held him rapt.

With the surrender of Japan’s forces on Sept. 3, 1945, Jiang Ze-min’s father, Jiang Shi-jun sensed that he himself was in imminent danger, and thus discarded his pseudonym, Jiang Guan-qian, and switched his identity back to Jiang Shi-jun, the business man, engineer, and a lover of literature. He returned to his hometown and lived in hiding for sometime.

On Sept. 26, 1945, the Nationalist KMT Government started investigation of puppet students, attending public colleges in the Japanese occupied territories.  Jiang Ze-min was among the puppet students, suspected of treason, and marked for investigation. Before he was to be examined, however, Jiang Ze-min had left school and run away.

Gone with the days of special agent’s operating funds, he roamed about in a place named Mian Hua Ping, located in Yongxin, Jiangxi Province. Jiang Ze-min became homeless in hunger and cold, only later did a local peasant gave him a place to stay. He’d remain there over half a year. After becoming the General Secretary of the CCP, Jiang Ze-min, on one occasion, stayed over in Yongxin for a day, and made a point of visiting Mian Hua Ping. None of his entourage knew why he was so familiar with such a small place, and why he even wanted to visit there.

Before he eventually left the countryside, Jiang Ze-min wrote down in an old medical book in the peasant’s home, that should he ever rise to power someday, he’d certainly come back to visit, and signed his name. In 1997, a descendant of that peasant found the signed medical book, much to his own astonishment, he proceeded to locate a relative of powerful CCP member, Wei Jian-xing, wishing to get advice on what to do with the book.

Around the time of Jiang’s flight from college, the underground Chinese Communist Party’s Student Committee in Shanghai, exploited many students’ dissatisfaction with the investigations, and roused the students to take to the streets, to march and protest, and in so doing evoked wide spread public response. 

Jiang Ze-min transferred to Shanghai Jiaotong university. He later claimed that he had participated in alleged 1943 student movement, that was organized by the underground CCP. The truth is that in the Japanese occupied territories, there was never any student movement led by the underground CCP, at any school. There were only secret underground counter-Japanese activities.

After Jiang graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1947, he was hired, in 1948, as a technical engineer to work in the power supply section of a food factory, that was later a subsidiary of Beijing-Shanghai-Hangzhou Garrison Headquarters. Since the factory was a war industry enterprise, under strict KMT control, all staff and employees, and, in particular, those holding key positions, were investigated with utmost precision. Jiang Ze-min did everything to keep his background as a traitor well concealed.

At the time when Jiang Ze-min was hired, the factory was subsidiary of Haiming Foreign Firm, a US enterprise. The factory later was purchased by the KMT’s Combined Rear Services Headquarters, and renamed First Grain Factory. Jiang Ze-min has always avoided the fact that he worked for the Americans and the KMT during that time. In his resume, as supplied by the Central Committee of the CCP, this period of time was conveniently absent.

Students from the Young Leaders Training Sessions had fled upon the surrender of Japanese troops, those who fell into the CCP’s hand, became part time teachers for the regime’s Public Security Department. Jiang Ze-min, years later, managed by means of artifice learnt as special agent, fooled all of his rivals in the Communist Party, new and veteran alike, climbed all the way up, and became the Party’s boss!

1-3: A Spy Under The Skirt

One: A Family Of Traitors

3: A Spy Under The Skirt

The CCP’s army entered Shanghai in 1949. The food factory where Jiang Ze-min worked was, at that time, renamed, Yi  Min, Number One Foodstuff Factory. The CCP cadre who made inspection of the factory was Wang Dao-han. Jiang Ze-min happened to learn that Wang Dao-han was formerly  a subordinate of his uncle, Jiang Shang-qing. He promptly stated that he was Jiang Shang-qing’s foster son, playing his best card. Wang Dao-han believed Jiang Ze-min’s word. He decided at once to promote Jiang Ze-min. Jiang Ze-min’s tactical advance succeeded.

Wang Dao-han promoted Jiang Ze-min first to Deputy Director of Shanghai Soap Factory, and then to Chief of Electrical Machinery Section of Shanghai Number Two Design Division of the First Ministry of Machinery Industry. In Nov. 1954, Jiang Ze-min was transferred to Number One Auto-manufacturing Works in Changchun City, Jilin Province.

In March of 1955, he traveled to Moscow as twelve technical staff for his training. By staying there he came to realize that the history of Soviet Union, as then told, was a complete lie, entirely falsified as to fit Stalin’s needs. Stalin had managed to stay in power through concrete practical worship of himself, suppression, and deception until his death. The value of the artifice and its devices emblazoned itself deeply in Jiang Ze-min’s mind over and over. He pondered the man.

During his stay in the Soviet Union, Jiang Ze-min tried his best to maintain good relations with all types. He performed music, sang songs, told jokes, and sought the lime light whenever may have been the setting. In 1955, Sino-Russia relation took a turn for the worse. Each began to train spies recruited from the adversary nation. The Soviet Union’s intelligence service began to pay attention to Jiang Ze-min. They thought that as someone well educated, he must hail from prominent family with massive wealth. Thus the KGB searched the archive for Jiang Ze-min’s dossier.

The CCP has yet to investigate the experiences of Jiang Shi-jun and Jiang Ze-min, two generations of traitors, who collaborated with the Japanese forces. The reason is that, in fact, the CCP loves the Japanese and their invasion. And it’s Mao Ze-dong himself who said at 1959 Lu Shan Plenum that, the CCP’s task, during the War Of Resistance with Japan, was to cooperate with the Japanese Army, by helping attack soldiers and civilians that were opposing Japan. The CCP could not have seized power, had the Japanese Imperial Army failed to invade more that half of China’s territory.

In 1945 the Soviet Red Army entered Northeastern China and found the complete files of Kenji Doihara’s special agent system. Surely the files include documents and photos of the Young Leader Training Sessions with Jiang Ze-min’s records.  And Jiang Ze-min’s traitor boss, Li Shi-chun, was in Soviet. And he confirmed that Jiang Ze-min was indeed one of his agents and worked for the Japanese.

KGB then assigned an undercover mistress, Clava, to seduce Jiang Ze-min. Jiang Ze-min threw himself into the bosom of the beautiful Clava. While he was deeply immersed in his affairs with Clava, on one occasion, his Russian mistress whispered softly his former boss’s name, Li Shi-chun, into Jiang’s ear. Jiang Ze-min was shocked beyond measure.

KGB then quickly moved in while Jiang was off balance. They gave Jiang a sum of money, promised not to disclose his treacherous past and assured him that, he could continue to join the company of Clava before returning to China, on one condition, that is, for Jiang to join the Far East Bureau of the KGB, to gather intelligence on Chinese students living in the Soviet Union, as well as provide certain information regarding China.

After Stalin’s death, Khrushchev issued a confidential report in which Stalin’s monstrous crimes were systematically disclosed. The contents of the document spread quickly throughout the Soviet Union. The public were enraged upon learning that Stalin had slaughtered tens of millions of his own people. In no time the streets were littered with shredded images of Stalin and pulverized bronze statues once in his likeness. Stalin worship took a complete about-face. With this drastic turn of events, Jiang Ze-min came to realize, ever more so, how terrible it would be if his own past be made known.

As the overthrow of formerly enshrined Stalin, stood to remind the Chinese people of their own worship of Mao Ze-dong, the CCP grew to fear that Chinese living in the Soviet Union would be negatively affected by this new turn of events. All Chinese then in the Soviet Union, save for diplomatic envoys, were ordered to return to China immediately. Never had Jiang Ze-min considered how to maintain power, should it one day be in his possession, the Soviet served as his teacher.

Jiang Ze-min did indeed continue to work for the KGB upon returning to China from Moscow. The government of the Soviet Union kept its promise, and didn’t make the same mistake, as had Stalin in the nineteen fifties, when he betrayed party official, Gao Gang, then head of the CCP in Northeastern China. Jiang Ze-min’s KGB identity was never revealed.

After the Soviet Union was dismantled, Jiang dare even less to slight or to refuse Russia. Even just a subtle hint dropped by Russian figures, be it Yeltsin or former KGB member Putin, proved enough to keep a nervous Jiang Ze-min awake at night for days. This explained why even in the absence of Soviet Union, Jiang Ze-min was every bit as quick to betray China as before.

In May of 1991, Jiang Ze-min visited the Soviet Union, as the People’s Daily reported, Jiang Ze-min was full of tears upon meeting with old acquaintances at Likhachev Automobile-Works. But as one insider later disclosed, what actually happened was that a woman caught sight of Jiang Ze-min, and greeted him loud:”Hello! My darling!” She was none other than Clava, the woman Jiang Ze-min had fallen so deeply for years before.

Arranging such a chance encounter was easy for the KGB. All went according to plan, with Jiang Ze-min reliving old memories with his lover during the visit. Upon returning to China, a charmed Jiang Ze-min signed an agreement, concerning the eastern section of the Sino-Soviet border, that ceded gratuitously more than one million square kilometers of Chinese territory to Russia. Of course, at that time, little could Jiang Ze-min have imagined that, in but few months, the Soviet Union, the world’s first communist nation, would collapse overnight!

2-1: A Self Made “Foster Son”

Two: Anything For Political Gains

1: A Self Made “Foster Son”

Jiang Ze-min’s  uncle, Jiang Shang-qing, only 15 years his senior, was a CCP member, and was killed in gunfight, in 1939, survived by his wife, Wang Zhe-lan, and two daughters, Jiang Ze-ling, and Jiang Ze-hui

Jiang Ze-min, aspiring to climb the Communist Party ladders, from day one would write the name ”Jiang Shang-qing” when filling out forms asking the name of his father, claiming that he was adopted by his uncle when he was little. Jiang Ze-min thus audaciously transformed himself from an offspring of a traitor into the son of a revolutionary martyr!

Then he began visiting his aunt from time to time. Never did he visit with empty hands, however.  Jiang Ze-min always brought gits, pleasantly surprising both mother and daughters. People have feelings, and as such, are naturally prone to feigning naivety, while others might wish it. And in this instance, Jiang Ze-min’s lies about his parentage, stood only to benefit Wang Zhe-lan and her family.

A martyr’s family background alone would benefit him little. He needed the patronage of certain high ranking officials, in order to advance further, politically. It’s for this reason that Jiang Ze-min began to seek out senior communists affiliated, in the past, with Jiang Shang-qing.  Jiang Ze-min was thrilled to learn that Vice-Premier of the State Council, Zhang Ai-ping, was his uncle’s friend, and discovered that Zhang Ai-ping loved calligraphy. He came up with an idea that would cater to Zhang Ai-ping’s likes.

Once, at the end of a meeting, Zhang Ai-ping heard some called from behind:”Vice-Premier Zhang!” He turned and discovered that it’s Jiang Ze-min, the Deputy Director of China’s Import and Export Commission. “Do you still remember Jiang Shang-qing? He was my foster father.” So startled was Zhang Ai-ping by the sudden and outlandish remark that he was rendered speechless.

Jiang Ze-min sought the honor of General Zhang’s handwriting, wishing to place it on Jiang Shang-qing’s new tome stone. The scheme was so effective that it not only evoked tears from Wang Zhe-lan and her two daughters, but further convinced Zhang Ai-ping that Jiang Ze-min was, indeed, his best friend’s adopted son!

In the early period of the War of Resistance against Japan,  or the period of co-operation between the Communists and the Nationalists, as it’s also called, Jiang Shang-qing was Wang Dao-han’s immediate superior, and promoted Wang.  After Jiang Ze-min learned of the connection between the two, he kept close to Wang Dao-han, and addressed him “Benevolent Teacher” every time talking to him.

With Wang Dao-han’s guidance and support, Jiang Ze-min’s political career was smooth and uneventful. And yet, after he gained the supreme power in China, he travelled to Shanghai to see all of his patrons, except for Wang Dao-han. For this, he was harshly rebuked in Shanghai as “a mean fish with no conscience”.

However, he could not ingratiate himself with Zhao Zi-yang, the Party’s Secretary General at the time, in spite of all his roundabout ways. Then he attempted to get to know Zhao’s secretaries. General Hong Xue-zhi, a former military leader, was from Anhui Province. Jiang Ze-min let it be known to Hong Xue-zhi that he himself, too, was from Anhui, and hence shared the same hometown. Tailoring his words however stand to benefit him is the hallmark of Jiang Ze-min’s political life.

Jiang Ze-hui said, after her father, Jiang Shang-qing, died, “our family had little to eat, sometimes had no food at all.” Jiang Shang-qing died as a communist bandit. The last thing Jiang Shi-jun wanted was any involvement with the communist bandit’s family. How could he instead offer to send his son to a dead communist for adoption? Jiang Ze-min was both the eldest son and the eldest grandson in the Jiang Family. According to  Chinese tradition and rules of inheritance, neither the eldest son nor the eldest grandson can be put up for adoption.

When the team of writers, appointed by Jiang Ze-min, found inconsistencies in his family background, a panicked Jiang Ze-min compensated by using his political power to convince the public that he had been adopted by his martyred uncle, Jiang Shang-qing, at the age of 13!

A slews of memoirs and biographies were issued cementing the claim. Perhaps most absurd was one article, in the “Life of CCP’s Guangdong Branch”, by Jiang Ze-min’s close follower, and Guangdong Party Chief, Li Chang-chun. Circulation of that issue reached nearly two million, emphatically driving home the message that Jiang Ze-min was the martyr’s foster child.

At the CCP’s 16th Congress in Nov. of 2002, Li Chang-chun, the man credited with issuing the phony account of Jiang’s past, was promoted to membership in the CCP’s elite Standing Committee of the Politburo.

One year later, on Nov. 29, 2003, mediainchina.com reported that, on the opinion of a steering office responsible for supervising the party and  the government newspapers and publications, the “Life Of CCP’s Guangdong Branch” was taken out of circulation!