Mourners pay a last tribute to former Chinese president Jiang Zemin outside the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong on December 4. Photo: Elson Li
Mourners pay a last tribute to former Chinese president Jiang Zemin outside the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong on December 4. Photo: Elson Li
Robert Lawrence Kuhn
Opinion

Opinion

Robert Lawrence Kuhn

History will be kind to the meticulous and curious Jiang Zemin

  • He was an unexpected choice as leader, and not especially popular among elites and intellectuals right after stepping down
  • But as more learn of his professional leadership and intellectual curiosity, Jiang is winning fans

Mourners pay a last tribute to former Chinese president Jiang Zemin outside the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong on December 4. Photo: Elson Li
Mourners pay a last tribute to former Chinese president Jiang Zemin outside the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong on December 4. Photo: Elson Li
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