Purge: China’s Former President Forcibly Removed From Seat Next to Successor Xi Jinping at Televised CCP Congress and Dragged Out of Room

Hu Jintao, appearing disoriented by the move, was dragged out of the room shortly after foreign media came in.

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This is the moment China‘s former president Hu Jintao is forcibly removed from his seat next to his successor Xi Jinping at the televised Communist Party Congress and dragged out of the room. 

Hu Jintao, 79, was taken off stage shortly after foreign media came in to the Great Hall of the People.

The 79-year-old appeared slightly disorientated as two assistants came to speak to him and reluctant to move in part of the clip.

The two assistants helped him stand, firstly trying to grab him under his arms.

Hu seemed downcast as he was dragged away, leaning down to speak to president Xi Jinping, 69, who nodded as one of the officials pulled his arm.

He also patted Premier Li Keqiang, seated to the right of Xi, on the shoulder.

The official seemed to be anxious to get him out of the room as he was then escorted out.

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