Emergency Name Removal for Former Communist Leader at Beijing Hospital

A worker removes ex-president Jiang Zemin's inscription from an army hospital in Beijing. (Screenshot/Free Weibo)
A worker removes ex-president Jiang Zemin's inscription from an army hospital in Beijing. (Screenshot/Free Weibo)

The People’s Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing got a minor facelift on August 5, when the characters installed by ex-president Jiang Zemin were wiped off its walls.

Jiang had the inscription put there in 1992. Photos of their removal posted on Free Weibo were shared by netizens, who responded with joy.

One blogger wrote: “Jiang Zemin is finished. See if you can get crazy again, cooked toad! Your time of death is near, and everyone will be glad!”

Another said: “Every time I went past, those red characters made me want to throw up. A hospital is a place for saving lives, and helping the injured. It relies on people’s skills, not some inscriptions. They only helped to get state support, but then you can be corrupted… In short, a hospital that needs inscriptions isn’t normal.”

A third commented: “Of course I’m waiting for the day that Jiang gets his dues. But only when Mao’s portrait is removed from Tiananmen Square will the Chinese people be truly free.”

Many high-ranking officials have received treatment at the institution, also known as the 301 military hospital, and there are rumors that rivals have even been disposed of there.

Translated research by Michelle.

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