Epoch Insight Magazine - Bloody Legacy of Jiang Zemin (Week 50)
On Nov. 30, Jiang Zemin, former leader of the Chinese Communist Party, died at the age of 96.
In the wake of his death, many media outlets in the West presented whitewashed accounts of his life and legacy, glossing over the unprecedented atrocities committed because of his edicts.
More than two decades ago, Jiang launched a nationwide persecution of the spiritual practice Falun Gong. In doing so, he directed China's entire state apparatus to hunt down, detain, torture, and financially ruin as many as 100 million adherents–in a campaign that persists to this day.
This special report by Epoch Insight attempts to chronicle the widespread abuses carried out under the orders of the late Chinese leader. It's also a remembrance of the countless victims who have suffered or lost their lives because of his policies.