Jiang Zemin, China’s Communist Party chief from 1989 to 2002, died on Wednesday afternoon, state media said. Photo: AFP
Jiang Zemin, China’s Communist Party chief from 1989 to 2002, died on Wednesday afternoon, state media said. Photo: AFP
Jiang Zemin

Chinese leadership mourns ‘insurmountable loss’ of Jiang Zemin as former president dies aged 96

  • Jiang, who led China into the WTO and presided over Hong Kong’s return to Beijing’s rule, died on Wednesday from leukaemia and multiple organ failure
  • Xi Jinping expresses his grief at loss of ‘great Marxist’, while official obituary praises his ‘outstanding’ leadership and peaceful handing over of power

Jiang Zemin, China’s Communist Party chief from 1989 to 2002, died on Wednesday afternoon, state media said. Photo: AFP
Jiang Zemin, China’s Communist Party chief from 1989 to 2002, died on Wednesday afternoon, state media said. Photo: AFP
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