Beijing: Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin (96) passed away. Chinese state media reported that Jiang Zemin, who was undergoing treatment for leukemia, died at around 12.13 pm on Wednesday.
He was the President of China from 1993 to 2003. He served as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party from 1989 to 2002 and Chairman of the Central Military Commission from 1989 to 2004.
Jiang Zemin led China’s rapid economic growth for two decades.