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SCMP reports: “A few still flex political muscle, but others are happy to pursue the arts, write books or travel”

“[W]hen state leaders retire they often vow to refrain from interfering in the nation’s politics and seek more time to pursue personal interests.

“Some travel around the country to relax, write books and learn the arts, but others want to show they are still political heavyweights.

“Former president Jiang Zemin, though never a man to shy away from publicity, appeared for a long time to be in the former camp.

“When he retired 10 years ago he said he was a “carefree person’ because he was relieved of all official duties, according to a report by Southern Weekend.

“Jiang returned to Shanghai, where he served as a mayor in 1985, after retirement, and toured the country.

“Shortly after his retirement, he visited the Bailin Temple, a Zen…

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