(Minghui.org) After the Chinese Communist Party announced the death of the former dictator Jiang Zemin on November 30, 2022, almost everyone he met expressed their excitement for the news, according to Wang Ming, a Minghui reader in northeast China. Below is an excerpt of his letter:

Some said, “Jiang brought so many disasters to the country. He didn’t do anything good.”

Another one said, “He should have died a long time ago.”

A third person commented, “Jiang abused his power in persecuting Falun Gong and it’s a huge mistake. Nowadays there are so many social problems and scams are prevalent. What we need the most is Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Jiang destroyed the morality of the Chinese people and everyone has become a victim.”

A government official told me: “Before Jiang died, he tried to negotiate with the current administration about the scale of his funeral and he even demanded a crystal coffin. There are four dictators who used crystal coffins after they died, including Stalin, Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, and Mao Zedong. How can we add another for Jiang? The current administration rejected him but agreed to give him a high-level funeral on the condition that his body is cremated. He didn’t do anything good when he was alive and now the government had to send him off with a high-level funeral.”

The director of the local Xinhua News Agency Branch in my city said: “Jiang knew that he had a bad reputation in the International community and many have filed complaints against him around the world. He feared the most if Falun Gong is vindicated one day. He also feared that the international courts or Chinese courts would convict him even after he died, and he demanded the current administration exonerate him should that happen. I heard he also raised many other requests. When he gave the order to persecute Falun Gong, he appeared to be so mighty. But now, having done all the bad things, he was afraid of being held accountable for it.”

A retired employee of Shenyang Aircraft Industry Group said: “Jiang was a despicable person. When he was in power, he visited our company three times, in 1990, 1995 and 1999, respectively. During one of the visits, he brought his grandson with him. My supervisor gave Jiang binoculars worth 30,000 yuan to see something. He took a look and gave it to his grandson. And they never returned it. No one in the company dared to ask for it back. We didn’t expect a country’s leader would do such a thing. There were some other shameful things he did. Once his name was brought up, almost everyone turned up their noses.”

A casino worker added, “During Jiang’s administration, the gambling industry boomed across the country. Anyone who bribed the local government officials could get permission to open a casino. The gambling machines were all manipulated. It only took two or three hours for a person to lose 100,000 yuan. The 16 big casinos in our city made 154 billion yuan during that time, an average of 10 billion for each.

“When people went bankrupt from gambling, they jumped off the building, killed people, or detonated bombs. But none of the cases was reported by the local media. After Jiang stepped down, the current administration began to investigate the gambling industry in 2013 and by 2019, all the casinos were closed. The owner of a big casino chain with ties to Jiang escaped to the U.S. It’s true that promiscuity, gambling, and drugs flourished since Jiang’s era.”