Jiang Zemin is a Chinese retired politician who served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2002 as Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2004 and as President of the People's Republic of China from 1993 to 2003. Jiang has been described as the "core of the third generation" of Communist Party leaders since 1989. Jiang came to power unexpectedly as a 'compromise candidate' following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 when he replaced Zhao Ziyang as General Secretary after Zhao was ousted for his support for the student movement. With the waning influence of Eight Elders due to old age and with the death of Deng Xiaoping in 1997, Jiang consolidated his hold on power and became the "paramount leader" of the party and the country in the 1990s.
|Born:||August 17, 1926, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, Republic of China|
|Political party:||Communist Party of China|
|Children:||Jiang Mianheng, Jiang Miankang|
|Preceded by:||Zhao Ziyang|
|Succeeded by:||Hu Jintao|
|IMDb:||Jiang Zemin's IMDb|
About Jiang Zemin
President of China who succeeded Deng Xiaoping in 1993. He led China for ten years and notably oversaw the peaceful transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China.
In 1947, he graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with an electrical engineering degree.
He replaced Zhao Ziyang as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
He married Wang Yeping; the couple have two sons together.
Like Mao Tse Tung , he served as leader of China.
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