Saturday, May 06, 2006
Jiang Zemin on Tai Mountain
Tai mountains have emerged as the symbol of ruling in Chinese culture. Since ancient time, as long as five thousand years ago, the emperor would go to Tai to claim their ruling to the higher up. Touring Tai was also seen as a statement of legitimacy of ruling over China. Of course the Communism party does not believe this, but it did not stop the former top party leader, Mr. Jiang Zemin to pay a visit to Tai mountain. When Mr. Jiang visited Tai days ago, it was a terribly bad timing as the entire country was in the twice per year 'extended holiday' week. People rushed to placed like Tai, but only found tourists was blocked for security reasons. For those caught near the path, they were ordered to crawl down, and look into the ground.