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Two senior news
executives at Hong Kong’s Asia Television, or ATV, have resigned over the
wrongful report on the death of former Chinese regime leader Jiang Zemin on July
6th. ATV said on Tuesday it had accepted Senior Vice President of News and
Public Affairs Leung Ka-wing’s resignation, effective immediately. Leung’s
deputy also resigned.
ATV reported Jiang died after he was missing from
events marking the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party on July 1st.
China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency refuted the report as “pure rumor." Leung
told ATV that he’s taking responsibility for the report, because he could not
stop it from being aired.
Jiang Zemin rose to power after the 1989
Tiananmen Square massacre. Jiang is infamous for several unpopular decisions,
such as having signed away half a million square miles of Chinese land to Russia
and for having started the persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual movement in
1999 that is still going on today.