BY EPOCH TIMES
Jiang Zemin’s days are numbered. The man who dominated Chinese politics for more than two decades is now being investigated in his own backyard, the city of Shanghai.
That Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption investigation team has set up shop in Shanghai has been widely reported. The tell that the investigation is proceeding in earnest appeared in a brief notice on Aug. 11 on the official website of the Shanghai Procuratorate, the department responsible for investigating and prosecuting crime.
The very successful businessman Wang Zongnan, the chairman of the Bright Food Group, was arrested for bribery and embezzlement. Those are the crimes that Wang will be tried for, but his real offense is his close connection to former Chinese Communist Party head Jiang Zemin, and Jiang’s son, Jiang Mianheng.
Shanghai was the launching pad for Jiang Zemin’s national political ambitions and has formed the base of his power.