Jiang Zemin 江泽民, President of People's Republic of China

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江澤民

Chinese: 中華人民共和國主席 江澤民(三), Chinese: 中华人民共和国主席 江泽民
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Birthplace: Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
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Biological son of 江世俊 (冠千) and 吳月卿
Adopted son of 江世侯 (上青) and 王者蘭
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of 江澤君 (蟄君); 江澤芬; 江澤寬; 江澤南 (澤蘭); Private and 1 other

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About Jiang Zemin 江泽民, President of People's Republic of China

Jiang Zemin 江泽民 is a retired Chinese politician who served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2002, as Chairman of the Central Military Commission from 1989 to 2004, and as President of the People's Republic of China from 1993 to 2003. Jiang has been described as the "core of the third generation" of Communist Party leaders since 1989.

Jiang Zemin came to power unexpectedly as a 'compromise candidate' following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, when he replaced Zhao Ziyang as General Secretary after Zhao was ousted for his support for the student movement. With the waning influence of Eight Elders due to old age and with the death of Deng Xiaoping, Jiang consolidated his hold on power and became the "paramount leader" of the country in the 1990s.

Under Jiang's leadership, China experienced substantial economic growth with the continuation of reforms, saw the peaceful return of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom and Macau from Portugal, and improved its relations with the outside world while the Communist Party maintained its tight control over the government. Jiang has been criticized for being too concerned about his personal image at home, and too conciliatory towards Russia and the United States abroad. His contributions to party doctrine, known as the "Three Represents," were written into the party's constitution in 2002. Jiang vacated the post of party General Secretary in 2002, but did not relinquish all of his leadership titles until 2005, and continued to influence affairs until much later. At the age of 91 years, 62 days Jiang Zemin is currently the oldest living former General Secretary and President.

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Jiang Zemin 江泽民, President of People's Republic of China's Timeline

1926
August 17, 1926
Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China