Chinese President Jiang Zemin, pictured in 1997 trying on a new cowboy hat in Calgary, Canada. Photo: Reuters
Chinese President Jiang Zemin, pictured in 1997 trying on a new cowboy hat in Calgary, Canada. Photo: Reuters
Jiang Zemin

Former president Jiang Zemin remembered as ‘key architect’ of growth and reform in Shanghai, the city that shaped him

  • Residents remember the former president who died on Wednesday as an influential leader that put the city firmly on the path towards economic reform
  • Jiang graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1947, earning a degree in electrical engineering. He had joined the Communist Party while studying there

Chinese President Jiang Zemin, pictured in 1997 trying on a new cowboy hat in Calgary, Canada. Photo: Reuters
Chinese President Jiang Zemin, pictured in 1997 trying on a new cowboy hat in Calgary, Canada. Photo: Reuters
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