Jiang Zemin was described as a defender of China’s independence, dignity, security and stability. Photo: AFP
Jiang Zemin was described as a defender of China’s independence, dignity, security and stability. Photo: AFP
Jiang Zemin

Jiang Zemin funeral: Xi Jinping hails late leader for steering China through tough times and defying Western pressure

  • Xi vows to carry on with opening up to the world while also working for ‘national rejuvenation’
  • Hu Jintao among notable absentees but attended a closed-door memorial a day earlier

Jiang Zemin was described as a defender of China’s independence, dignity, security and stability. Photo: AFP
Jiang Zemin was described as a defender of China’s independence, dignity, security and stability. Photo: AFP
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