Jiang Zemin Jiang Zemin
Stories About

Jiang Zemin

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin gestures as he thanks reporters for coming to a photo opportunity in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Sept. 19, 1997. Jiang died on Nov. 30 at age 96. Will Burgess/Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
Will Burgess/Reuters

Perspective: Jiang Zemin's passing marks the end of an era for China

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1140781255/1141063852" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Chinese President Jiang Zemin sings a selection from "Beijing Opera" on the last day of an eight-day visit to the U.S. on Nov. 2, 1997, in Los Angeles. Hector Mata/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Hector Mata/AFP via Getty Images

China's ex-leader Jiang Zemin, an influential reformer, has died at 96

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1138355814/1139853743" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript