Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Queen Elizabeth II pose for a photograph in the Music Room prior to a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London in October 1999. Photo: Pool via AP
Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Queen Elizabeth II pose for a photograph in the Music Room prior to a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London in October 1999. Photo: Pool via AP
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Hong Kong handover just one milestone for the man who led China out of crisis and into world

  • With the country at the crossroads, Jiang Zemin kept opening up and reform on track, put paid to international isolation and ensured the city’s governing principle of ‘one country, two systems’ was adhered to

Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Queen Elizabeth II pose for a photograph in the Music Room prior to a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London in October 1999. Photo: Pool via AP
Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Queen Elizabeth II pose for a photograph in the Music Room prior to a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London in October 1999. Photo: Pool via AP
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