From the Wikipedia article on Jiang:
In December 2010, following Jiang's absence at the funeral of former Chinese foreign minister Huang Hua
, rumours began circulating about his demise. On 1 July 2011, he was once again conspicuously absent, this time from the celebrations to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party. Within days, Internet rumours began circulating that Jiang had died,prompting Chinese censors to block searches for the words "Jiang Zemin", or even simply "Jiang". On 6 July Hong Kong media carried headlines that Jiang was "critically ill". That evening, terrestrial TV station reported on its evening news bulletin that Jiang had died in Beijing. Xinhua, official state news agency, quoting “authoritative sources”, declared that overseas media reports of Jiang's death were "pure rumour".
Dissident website had reported on 6 July 2011 a source as saying: “Former leader Jiang died at midnight at Beijing 301 Hospital.” At approximately 3 pm, it issued a correction: “We reported that Jiang was in critical condition or died based on several sources, but a figure in Beijing called us at noon to inform us that his condition has improved.”
Apparently the Chinese government is running around quashing rumours that Jiang has died.
And there's nothing on the China Daily
website apart from a link to Xinhua saying that it's all rumour.
Edited by Uncle Gweilo, 17 July 2011 - 10:14 AM.