Jiang earned this nickname during an interview with the Hong Kong press, who questioned him on the credibility of the appointment of Tung Chee-hwa, then The Chief Executive of Hong Kong. Jiang’s age – he turns 93 this year — proves that he deserves such a nickname. Despite occasional rumors to the contrary, he is still very much alive, though he rarely appears in public these days because of health concerns. And now a considerable number Chinese young people are collecting Jiang Zemin memes and displaying them in WeChat. Though not without criticism in his own time, Jiang has been reborn as a “meme beacon,” while the social media tide has simultaneously turned in favor of him.