Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Indeed, this was a low key tribute to Huang Ju. "A loyal communist fighter long tested by experience" is certainly not the most lavish praise one can heap on a comrade. For those who don't believe in faction, notice that it was Zeng Qinghong and Hua Jianmin who escorted the body to the Babaoshan Cemetary. Not only were they colleagues of Huang in Shanghai, they were also identified as core members of the Jiang coterie. Wang Gang also escorted, but it is his job to do so as the chair of the central head office.

Of the people who attended the cremation in Babaoshan, beside the Standing Committee, which was all there, all the Politburo members working in Beijing were also there. Also Chen Zhili was there, since she is a State Councilor working in Beijing. But none of the provincial Politburo members or current Shanghai officials were reported to be there. I think there probably was an order sent out to Politburo members outside of Beijing to not attend this funeral. Otherwise, I find it odd that Zhang Dejiang or Yu Zhengsheng did not show up.

Among the retirees, Zhu Rongji and Li Ruihuan were there, but Li Peng, who is on a publishing roll, and Qiao Shi were not there. Some of the past Shanghai leaders, including rival Xu Kuangdi, also showed up.

BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Late Chinese Vice Premier Huang Ju's remains were cremated here on Tuesday.

Huang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, died of illness at 02:03 a.m. June 2 in Beijing at the age of 69.

Top leaders Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong, Wu Guanzheng, Li Changchun and Luo Gan paid their final respects and bid farewell to Huang Tuesday morning at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery.

Wearing traditional white paper flower and black armbands, they walked slowly into an auditorium at the cemetery, bowed three times before the dead body, and expressed their deep condolences and sympathy to Yu Huiwen, Huang's wife, and other family members .

The auditorium was decorated with a photo of Huang, above which hung a black streamer with characters written in white reading "In remembrance of Comrade Huang Ju". Huang, covered with a CPC flag, lay in state amid fresh flowers and green cypress branches.

Top CPC and government officials including Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong, Wu Guanzheng, Li Changchun and Luo Gan had either visited Huang in hospital when he was seriously ill or expressed their deep condolences over his death and sympathy to Huang's family members by other means.

High-ranking officials of the party, the government and the military, friends and people from Huang's hometown were also present at the auditorium to bid farewell to the CPC leader.

An obituary issued earlier by the central authorities called Huang "an excellent member of the CPC, a long-tested and faithful Communist fighter and an outstanding leader of the Party and the state."

In a statement issued by the CPC's Central Committee on Tuesday, Huang was deemed "an important member of CPC leadership with Comrade Hu Jintao as General Secretary of the Central Committee."

"He has devoted all his wisdom and energy to the development of the Party and the country," the statement said.












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