Wen Jiabao: Please Forget Me

Chinese Premier Steps Off Stage With Regrets | Epoch Times

“I always feel that there are many things that I haven’t completed, and many things I haven’t done well,” Wen said, before comparing himself to a poet that committed suicide.

He quoting two famous lines from “The Lament,” a famous poem whose author Wen said is his favorite poet. Qu Yuan was a righteous minister in the Warring States period (343–278 BCE) who was mistreated by his peers. Qu Yuan went into exile before writing a poetical lamentation and drowning himself in a lake.

Wen recited the lines: “But since my heart did love such purity, I’d not regret nine deaths to die,” and “I only wish I could keep myself clean and die an honest death. This kind of act was praised by ancient sages.”

He added an explanation that: “To pursue the truth, even if I die nine times, would not be regretful. And to prove one’s innocence, even if one dies one must die sincerely and uprightly.”

Wen continued: “I’ve previously said, I’ve devoted myself to the country for over forty years. I hope people forget about me…. But I will never forget about my homeland and people.”

溫家寶泰國行罕見不再提政改 反稱「忘記我」 | 大紀元

在講話最後,溫家寶說了這樣一段話,這段話沒有出現在中共官方的報導中:「我想對大家說,還有幾個月我就要退休了,歸隱林泉。我總覺得似乎還有很多事情還沒有做完,還有很多事情還沒有辦好。但是,我心裏常常默念屈原在《離騷》裡的兩句詞。一句是:亦余心之所善兮,雖九死其尤未悔,另一句是:伏清白以死直兮,固前聖之所厚。這兩句的意思是,為了追求真理,即使我死九次也不後悔,為了自己的清白,即使死也要死得誠實和正直。我曾經說過,我為國家獻身已經四十多年。我希望人們把我忘記——包括華人、華僑——把我忘記。但是我永遠不會忘記祖國和人民,不會忘記幾千萬華僑華人。」

China’s Wen Jiabao: Please Forget Me | WSJ

“In the pursuit of truth, I would die nine times without regret. If I’m going to die, I want to die with honesty and integrity,” he said as he was wrapping up, a paraphrase of his favorite poet, Qu Yuan. To that he added: “I hope everyone will forget me – that includes Chinese people and overseas Chinese. Forget me.”

Huh?

While it’s not unreasonable for a leader approaching the end of 10 years in office to get emotional, this was an odd thing to say, even for a man far less reserved than China’s stoic No. 2. So what was he trying to say?

Premier Wen Jiabao Says He Doesn’t Want to be Remembered | NTDTV.org

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