2003 SARS believedEpidemicAfter “whistleblower” Chinese military doctor Jiang Yanyong died on the 11th, family members were required by the Chinese authorities to “three prohibitions”: no office funerals, no wreaths, and no interviews. Also , Jiang Yanyong once supported itsix fourHas been banned several times in the last 20 years.
Radio Free Asia reported that according to a friend of Jiang Yanyong today, Jiang Yanyong’s farewell ceremony will be held on the morning of the 15th.BeijingHe was placed in the first departure room of West Hospital, 301 Hospital, and was immediately cremated. However, family members were informed by the Chinese authorities shortly after Jiang Yanyong’s death, requesting a low-key handling of the funeral, and raising the “Three Prohibitions”.
The friend said there are “three prohibitions”: “no public farewell ceremony, only relatives are allowed to attend”, “no baskets of flowers for public condolence”, and “no media interviews”. If someone wishes to send a wreath and doha, the family members after receiving it must first hand it over to the hospital for review.
Jiang Yanyong’s most famous work was the first to disclose the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in China in 2003, for which he was respected by the outside world. Since then, he has publicly stated that he saved the students who were shot in 1989 during the “June 4th” incident. During the national “two sessions” in March 2019, Jiang Yanyong also wrote to Chinese President Xi Jinping and the National People’s Congress, suggesting that the “June 4th” event should be actively and properly evaluated.
According to reports, people familiar with the situation said that because Jiang Yanyong had repeatedly proposed reformulating the name of the 1989 student movement, and believed that China had made a big mistake, putting their independence past Has been banned several times by the authorities in 20 years. , Only in 2013, 2017 and 2019 was it reinstated, allowing him to attend former Mao Zedong secretary Li Rui’s farewell ceremony, gather with elders, and interview him in early 2019.
People familiar with the matter said that after “two sessions” in 2019, Jiang Yanyong was placed under house arrest by the authorities. He was not allowed to meet outsiders, and he was not allowed to go out to see a doctor. He was not even allowed to go out. The house’s telephone line was disconnected. Even his son could not be contacted for a month. This made him irritable, had a bad mood, and led to Alzheimer’s disease. It was not until he had recently been diagnosed with pneumonia that he was admitted to ward 301 of the hospital.
The person mentioned that Jiang Yanyong passed out very suddenly, and he had never heard of pneumonia before, so he may have been infected with COVID-19.
Jiang Yanyong died of heart and lung failure caused by pneumonia and other diseases, and died in Beijing 301 Hospital on the afternoon of the 11th, at the age of 92.