Jiang Zemin was a Chinese politician who served as the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) general secretary from 1989 to 2002, as chairman of the Central Military Commission from 1989 to 2004, and as China’s president from 1993 to 2003. Since 1989, Jiang has represented the “core of the third generation” of CCP leaders.
Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died at the age of 96.
Jiang Zemin, China’s former leader, died at the age of 96. On November 30, 2022, shortly after noon local time, he died in Shanghai, according to state media. He died of “leukemia and multiple organ failure,” according to the Chinese Communist Party.
It went on to say that he was regarded as “an excellent Leader of tremendous repute” and “a long-tested Communist warrior.” In honor to the late Leader, state media agencies including as Xinhua and the Global Times changed their websites black and white. Zemin’s death comes at a time when China is seeing some of its largest rallies since Tiananmen Square, with many.
About his early life and personal Life
In 1949, Jiang Zemin married Wang Yeping. She believes him to be his cousin since Jiang’s adoptive mother is Wang’s aunt. Jiang Mianheng and Jiang Miankang were the couple’s two sons.
Jiang Zemin was born in Kiangtu County, Yangzhou, Kiangsu, China on August 17, 1926(96 years old). He holds a Chinese nationality and he belongs to the Asian ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Leo.
About his Family members and Education
Jiang Shijun and Wang Zhelan, his parents, welcomed Jiang Zemin into the world in Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China. His ancestors originated from Jiang Village in Jingde County, Anhui, which is also the hometown of many well-known academic and intellectual giants in China. Zemin was born and raised under Japanese occupation.
His foster father and uncle Jiang Shangqing lost his life in World War II while battling the Japanese. At the time, he was regarded as a national hero. Zemin was permitted to become the adopted son of Shangqing’s wife, Wang Zhelan, by Shangqing’s older brother, who also happened to be Zemin’s biological father because Shangqing had no heirs. He called Wang, his aunt.
About his net worth and Education
Jiang Zemin’s net worth was estimated to be $5 million. This information, however, has no official or verified source.
It is difficult to know his exact wealth since he was the Leader of China, known for the privacy of top leaders, and also because he was a member of the Communist Party, by principle more focused on the collective wealth.
Jiang Zemin Early Career
Zemin first attended National Central University in Nanjing, which was occupied by the Japanese, before moving on to National Chiao Tung University. With a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, he left there in 1947.
Jiang suddenly took power as a compromise candidate after the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations, taking Zhao Ziyang’s position as CCP general secretary after Zhao had been expelled for his backing of the student movement.
In the 1990s, Jiang solidified his position of authority to take the title of “paramount leader” in China as the influence of the “Eight Elders” in national affairs progressively decreased. Jiang officially coined the phrase “socialist market economy” in his speech at the 14th CCP National Congress held later that year, ending a period of ideological uncertainty and economic stagnation after 1989. Jiang’s speech came in response to Deng Xiaoping’s Southern Tour’s call for an acceleration of “opening up and reform” in 1992.
China under Jiang experienced significant economic growth with the continuation of market reforms, saw the return of Macau from Portugal in 1999 and Hong Kong from the United Kingdom in 1997, and improved its relations with the outside world, all while the Communist Party maintained tight control over the state.
Jiang was criticized for violating human rights, which also prompted the Falun Gong movement to be persecuted. The “Three Represents,” his contributions to party philosophy were included in the CCP constitution in 2002. Hu Jintao progressively took over Jiang’s formal leadership positions from 2002 to 2005, although Jiang continued to have an impact on events much beyond that. On February 14, 2019, Jiang surpassed Deng Xiaoping to become the PRC’s longest-living paramount leader at 96 years, and 105 days.