China's Jiang Cedes Post to Hu Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin steps down as the head of the Chinese military, completing the first orderly handover of power in the history of the Chinese communist state. Jiang ceded his post to President Hu Jintao. NPR's Rob Gifford reports.

China's Ex-Premier Resigns Military Post

China's Jiang Cedes Post to Hu

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China completes its first peaceful leadership change in five decades, as former President Jiang Zemin relinquishes command of the Chinese military.

The move completes the transfer of power to current President Hu Jintao, who also leads the Communist party. NPR's Rob Gifford reports.