Reading the body language, Jintao was quite nervous, along with those to his left, while Jinping was saying, “bye Felicia”. Others to his right, looked mostly, straight ahead…keeping themselves safe and in support of Jinping.
Likely being purged. It appears his name is already being erased from social media.
I see that, it’s going to raise far more questions.
China doesn’t usually so public about this.
China does “like this” but not live on camera.
Doing things the way they did here (without camera) quietly, but firmly, lets all the party cadres know exactly what’s going on, and who’s name shall no longer be spoken.
Another way they sometimes do it is to re-release a somewhat famous photograph, only the second version is missing a person who was deemed in need of “re-education through labor.”
Here Peng Zhen once a CCP leader has disappeared from a photo of him and Mao. Mr Peng was a fiercely loyal Communist, but he believed Chinese students should learn Chinese Classics -AND- modern Maoist propaganda. Mao Tse Tung disagreed.
Anyway, when Peng was deposed this is how the CCP announced it.
A collage of historical photos showing two versions of Chinese history during the Mao's era (1949-1976) published by micro-blogger @Pongyoung with a brief comment: "How history has been amended?", has been retweeted 13362 times with 2237 comments...