death of former president Jiang Zemin

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who led his country in an era of profound upheaval from 1989 until the early 2000s, died on Wednesday (November 30th) at the age of 96, the agency announced. New China State.

He had come to power the day after the crackdown on protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and had accompanied the transformation of the most populous nation in the world into a world power.

“Jiang Zemin died of leukemia and multiple organ failure in Shanghai at 12:13 p.m. (Wednesday) November 30, 2022, at the age of 96”announced New China.

Influence on Chinese political life

When Jiang Zemin was officially appointed in 1989 by former leader Deng Xiaoping as his successor, China was only at the beginning of its economic modernization.

When he stepped down as president in 2003, China had become a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), had won the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was on its way to becoming a superpower. Former mayor and head of the Communist Party in Shanghai, Jiang Zemin continued, according to analysts, to exert an influence on Chinese political life even after his official retirement.

The flags will be flown at half-mast on the main buildings of the Chinese Communist Party and the government. The order, which emanates from the committee for the organization of the funeral of the former leader, applies from Wednesday and until the end of his funeral, the calendar of which has not yet been announced, according to the state television CCTV.


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