Out of office, ex-heads of State still make headlines

Source:Globaltimes.cn Published: 2014-4-13 19:26:00

Return home:

● September 12, 2013
Hu Jintao, former Chinese president, visited his ancestral family home in Longchuan village, Jixi county, Anhui Province. Photos: ahjixi.com

Revisit the alma mater:

● October 2, 2013
Wu Yi, former vice premier, delivered a keynote speech at the 60th anniversary celebration of China University of Petroleum in Beijing. She also joined a chorus in singing about oil workers to honor her former school. Photos: cup.cuepa.cn

● October 1, 2013
Zhou Yongkang (middle), former China security chief, visited the China University of Petroleum, to participate in the 60th anniversary celebration of his alma mater. He also met with students and professors at his former university. Photo: cup.edu.cn

● April 6, 2006
Jiang Zemin (middle), former Chinese president, returned to Shanghai Jiaotong University to participate in the school’s 110th anniversary celebration. Photo: people.com.cn

Paying respects:

● October 16, 2013
Hu Jintao attended the funeral of Zheng Tianxiang, former president of China's Supreme People's Court, at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing. Photo: CNTV.cn

● December 30, 2005
Jiang Zemin (right) attended the funeral of Wang Daohan, head of the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), at the Longhua Funeral Home in Shanghai. Photo: xinhua

Public appearances:

● April 9, 2014
Hu Jintao (middle) paid a visit to Hunan University in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province. Hu and his delegation also visited Yuelu Academy, which was founded in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Photo: weibo.com

● June 12, 2013
Jia Qinglin, former chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, visited Daming Temple, a famous Buddhist temple in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province. Photo: damingsi.com

● April 3, 2013
Wu Bangguo (middle), former chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, visited Baiyun Guan (White Cloud Temple), a Daoist temple in Beijing dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Photo: daoisms.org

● 2009 and 2013
Wu Yi (left) twice visited the Buddhist shrine on Mount Jiuhua, Anhui Province. Photo: fo.ifeng.com

● April 15, 2004
Zhu Rongji (middle), former Chinese premier, paid a visit to Lin Zexu Museum in Fuzhou, Fujian Province. Lin Zexu (1785-1850) was an outstanding statesman, thinker and an advocate against the opium trade during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Photo: ifeng.com

Academic exchanges:

● April 23, 2011
Zhu Rongji (left), former Chinese premier, made a speech at the 100th anniversary of Tsinghua University, where he had graduated. Photo: xkb.com.cn

Sports and the arts:

● October 7, 2012
Li Ruihuan (left), former chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and Wu Yi, former vice premier, attended the men's finals of the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing. Photo: ifeng.com

● June 6, 2010
Jiang Zemin attended a performance of the opera The Lady of the Camellias at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

Bestowed honors:

● December 7, 2004
Zhu Rongji
, former Chinese premier, accepted the "European SME Award" from the German SME Union at the Kempinski Hotel in Beijing. Photo: sme.gov.cn

TV appearances:

● October, 2013
Wen Jiabao, former Chinese premier, appeared in a CCTV documentary about Xi Zhongxun, former vice premier and father of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: CNTV.cn

● September 9, 2013
Zhu Rongji delivered a speech during the launch of the English edition of Zhu Rongji on the Record in New York, US. Photo: wei.sohu.com


● October 1, 2009
Jiang Zemin appeared atop the Tiananmen Gate tower during a military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of The People’s Republic of China on National Day. Photos: Xinhua

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