Exposing Jiang Zemin』s Scandals
Recently, South China Sea territorial disputes escalated again.
Vietnam accused Chinese Communists Party (CCP) warships
of attacking their fishing boats in disputed waters
between the two countries.
CCP』s mouthpiece, the Global Times, published
commentary denying the accusations.
At the same time, it exposed the former CCP leader,
Jiang Zemin, who ceded Bailongwei Island to Vietnam.
On March 26, China』s Ministry of Foreign affairs claimed
that shooting Vietnamese fishing boats was necessary and legitimate.
Yet, the Global Times disclosed, “During Mao』s era,
the CCP agreed to give up Bailongwei Island, which was rightfully China』s territory.”
During the US-Vietnam War in the 1960s, the CCP leaders
Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai agreed that Vietnam could claim Bailongwei Island as its territory.
In the mid-1970s, Vietnam began to demand Paracel Islands
and Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, and occupied some parts of the Spratly Islands.
In the 1990s, the dispute over islands in the South China Sea
became increasingly sensitive.
It was an obvious issue between the CCP and the ASEAN
From 1992 to 2000, the CCP and Vietnam held seven
government-level negotiations, in addition to meeting
with heads of the government delegation three times,
and had 18 joint working group talks.
December 25, 2000, the two sides signed
the Sino-Vietnamese Beibu Gulf Demarcation Agreement
and the Fisheries Agreement regarding
the Beibu Gulf Fishery Cooperation.
In these agreements, Bailongwei Island
was officially ceded to Vietnam.
Bailongwei Island is the largest island in the
South China Sea, at nearly 4 square miles.
It is twice the size of Taiping Island,
and four times that of Yongxing Island.
Without Bailongwei Island, the traditional fishing ground
near Guangdong was reduced by 11,584 square kilometers,
which is about 50% of the traditional fishing ground.
It has also further exacerbated the competition for fishery
resources east of the centerline of the Beibu Gulf.
These agreements were signed by the former president,
Professor Zhang Tianliang at George Mason University
thinks that Jiang Zemin signed secret agreements and gave up China』s territories.
That was the behavior of a traitor.
But why did he give up China』s territories to Russia?
Zhang Tianliang: “At that time, communism acquired
a bad name and was quite isolated internationally.
Jiang Zemin wanted support from other countries regarding
the United Nations and some other issues.
He thought giving up China』s territories in addition
to financial help would bring a good relationship with neighboring countries.”
Xie Xuanchun, a former professor of New York State
University: “Jiang did it to safeguard his own power instead of China』s best interests.
Jiang gave up not only Bailongwei Island but also a large
piece of land to Russia.”
Professor Xie Xuanchun: “Jiang Zemin ceded territory
to Russia, because he was relatively pro-Russian.
He stayed in Russia and was trained there.
So, China』s territories meant nothing to him,
but sending a gift to Russia was natural.”
It is understood that Jiang Zemin signed agreements
with Russia in 1991, 1994, 1999, and 2001, respectively.
Demarcation of boundaries was included in
the form of a treaty.
These treaties were equivalent to Jiang Zemin』s consent
to the nine unequal treaties signed by the Tsar and the Manchu.
Some analysts pointed out that China lost 1.6 million square
kilometers of land in these treaties, not including Outer Mongolia.
The intersection of Xinjiang and Russia, near the intersection
of Heilongjiang West, Outer Mongolia and Russia,
the northern junction of Heilongjiang and Jilin, the Ussuri
River, and Tumen River estuary north, were all allocated to Russia.
Regarding the signing of these treaties, People』s Daily
only made a brief report that the CCP had reached
a satisfactory bilateral solution to the border issue,
but did not mention the content of the treaties.