Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin is dead (state media)

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin is dead ;stat)

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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who led his country through an era of profound upheaval from 1989 until the early 2000s, died Wednesday at the age of 96, announced state news agency New China. 

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 populated world into a global 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.

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 Mr. Jiang stepped down as president in 2003, China had become a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), had won the organization of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was on its way to becoming a superpower.

Former mayor and leader of the Communist Party in Shanghai, Jiang Zemin continued, with a close circle of leaders, to exert an influence on Chinese political life even after his official retirement, analysts say.

He is survived by his wife Wang Yeping and two sons.