In China’s social media world, Jiang Zemin has gained cult status in recent years. Thousands of stickers, GIFs, and memes featuring the former head of state circulate on WeChat and other channels: Jiang yawning, grinning mischievously, playing the flute like a pied piper, or detonating a nuclear bomb with a mere point of his finger. Even the most ridiculous ones are not censored, on the contrary. In China, Jiang Zemin is an important part of pop culture.
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