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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin has died

By Reuters   November 30, 2022 | 01:15 am PT
Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin has died
China's President Jiang Zemin gestures during his press conference in Beijing, China, September 2, 1994. Photo by Reuters/Will Burgess/File Photo
Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday at the age of 96, Chinese state media reported.

Jiang died from leukemia and multiple organ failure in Shanghai at 12:13 p.m., the official Xinhua news agency said.

He was last seen in public on October 1, 2019, taking his place among party elders invited to attend the 70th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the People's Republic of China, and a military parade to mark the occasion, SCMP reported.

Jiang served as the party's general secretary from 1989 to 2002.

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