A man from Jixi, Anhui Province, used an axe to break down the Hu Ancestral Hall, the Home of former Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Hu Jintao, last year. Officials say the man went to the Hu Ancestral Hall in the Longchuan Scenic Area, a key cultural heritage site in mainland China, drunk and armed with an axe to vent his emotions, and used the axe to chop into two doors, causing damage to cultural relics such as the ceremonial door and the ceremonial door god. The Jixi County Prosecutor’s Office recently recommended that the man be sentenced to 10 months in prison. The man was sentenced to 10 months in prison. According to an analysis, according to Chinese folklore, it is not a trivial matter for a clan shrine to be split by an axe.
The Hu Ancestral Hall, located in Jixi County, Anhui Province, was built in the Song Dynasty at the initiative of Hu Zongxian, a famous general in the Ming Dynasty during the Jiajing Period. (Image source: Wikipedia by Three Hunters Creative Commons Name Tag-Share Alike 4.0 International)
Hong Kong media “Sing Tao Daily” reported on the 17th, Anhui Jixi County Prosecutor’s Office announced the indictment on the 15th, said, after investigation, the 49-year-old Anhui Jixi man Ge, after drinking at 9 p.m. last October 3, armed with an axe came to the Hu clan ancestral hall, the clan ancestral hall outside door lock destroyed and then entered the clan ancestral hall.
He then used his hands to drag and push the two doors leading to the inner courtyard with the door gods. Subsequently, he also pushed the four wooden doors of the inner hall through the gate side by side to the ground, resulting in different degrees of damage to cultural relics such as the ceremony door, ceremony door gods, side doors and stone bases.
The repair cost of the damaged gate, gate god, side door is estimated at 32,000 yuan (RMB, the same below), and the loss price of the damaged stone base is estimated at 300 yuan.
Jixi County Procuratorate believes that the defendant Ge knew that the Hu Ancestral Hall is a national key cultural relics protection unit and deliberately destroyed, the facts of the crime are clear, the evidence is sufficient, should be held criminally responsible for the crime of intentional destruction of cultural relics. It is recommended that he be sentenced to 10 months in prison and a fine of 3,000 yuan.
However, the official did not explain the motive of the defendant Ge’s vandalism, and the reason behind the venting of emotions.
The information shows that the Hu clan ancestral hall is located in Jixi County, Anhui Province, was built in the Song Dynasty, by the famous general Hu Zongxian during the Ming Dynasty, and donated funds to build, and the Qing Dynasty Guangxu twenty-four years (1898) again overhaul. In 1988, the Hu Ancestral Hall was approved by the State Council as the third batch of national key cultural relics protection units.
According to Chinese folklore, it is no small thing for a clan shrine to be split by an axe, said Situ Jian, a current affairs commentator. Next year is the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China, the regimented Li Keqiang faces stepping down, and it is still unknown whether Vice Premier Hu Chunhua, reportedly designated by Hu Jintao in alternate generations, will have a chance to take over, but the recent 20-year deep investigation in Inner Mongolia may threaten him. In addition, Hu Jintao’s son Hu Haifeng also has a bad career, several times rumored to have failed in his promotion, Hu and Xi Jinping‘s relationship is delicate. There are also concerns about his health as he ages, and the destruction of his ancestral shrine may mean something may happen to his Family.
Hu Jintao was born in 1942 in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province (the old place name was Tai County, formerly a county in Jiangsu Province, now in Jiangyan District, Taizhou City. In 1994, Tai County was abolished as a county and established as a city, and the city of Jiangyan was established under Yangzhou, which has been under the administration of the newly established prefecture-level city of Taizhou since 1996, and in December 2012, Jiangyan City was abolished and Jiangyan District was established in Taizhou City). Hu’s official bio states that he is a native of Jixi, Anhui Province, and Hu never mentions his birthplace of Taizhou. After returning home to bury his father in 1978, Hu never set foot in Taizhou for 34 years until 2012.
Hu Jintao’s father, Hu Jingzhi, was originally from Jixi, Anhui Province. At the end of the Qing Dynasty, his ancestors moved to Shangba, Tai County, Jiangsu Province, to sell tea for a living, Hu Jingzhi inherited the ancestral business.
The informant disclosed that during the Cultural Revolution, Hu Jingzhi offended some local people, so he was falsely accused by the rebels of embezzling public money, and was dragged to the stage for criticism, and even imprisoned. It is said that Hu was so persecuted while he was imprisoned that his health deteriorated day by day. In 1978, after the end of the Cultural Revolution, Hu Jingzhi, who was only in his 50s, passed away with hatred. At that Time, Hu Jintao was serving in Qinghai, and in order to ask for the vindication of his late father and a paper certificate, he went back to his hometown of Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, and set up two tables of banquets to invite the relevant leaders, but was met with a cold reception, and Hu had to return to Qinghai. Since then, Taizhou has become a sad place for Hu Jintao, he has always avoided talking about his birthplace, and has not returned to his hometown for more than 30 years.