Former China President Jiang Zemin Dies Of Leukaemia

Beijing: Jiang Zemin, former president of China who promoted economic reforms and helped the nation experience years of progress, passed away at the age of 96. Tiananmen Square’s pro-democracy demonstrations were crushed by Jiang Zemin. He passed away at 12:13 PM in Shanghai due to leukaemia and multi-organ failure.

According to state media, flags at major Chinese Communist Party and government offices will fly at half-mast.

Zemin oversaw the Communist Party’s divisions while steering China through momentous transformations after the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.

Zemin, as the party’s leader, put an end to domestic opposition by imprisoning pro-democracy, labour, and human rights activists.

Despite having given up his official position in 2004, Jiang Zemin remained a major player in the negotiations that resulted in the ascent of current President Xi Jinping into office in 2012.

Xi Jinping follows Zemin’s combination of political repression and economic liberalisation.

Jiang Zemin served as the Communist Party’s general secretary for 13 years before serving as the party’s general secretary. Zemin oversaw China’s emergence as a major economic force while also embracing capitalism. After China joined the WTO, he assisted in attracting foreign investment.

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