Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/14/2005
Career Data Updated: 12/10/2007

PHOTO: Jiang Zemin
Jiang Zemin 江泽民
Former Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC
Born: 1926

Biography

Jiang Zemin, born on 17 August 1926, is a native of Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province.

After participating in student movements led by underground CPC organizations from 1943, Jiang joined the CPC in April 1946. He graduated from the Electrical Machinery Department of Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1947.

In the 1950's and 1960, Jiang held a series of positions in Shanghai's industrial sector, followed by a year of training in Moscow. Returning from the USSR, he occupied responsible positions in Wuhan and Beijing, where he became Minister of Electronics Industry. In the mid 1980s, Jiang returned to Shanghai, where he became mayor and secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee.

Jiang was a member of the 12th through 15th CPC Central Committees and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the 13th through 15th CPC Central Committees. In 1989, Jiang was elected general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission. He was elected president of the PRC in 1993. In 2002, he relinquished his position as general secretary. Jiang resigned as chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission in September 2004.

Career Data

2002—2004 Chairman, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1998—2003 President, People's Government People's Republic of China
1998—2005 Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
1997—2002 General Secretary, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2002 Chairman, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1993—2002 President, People's Government People's Republic of China
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1992—1997 General Secretary, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
1992—1997 Chairman, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1989—1992 General Secretary, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1987—1992 General Secretary, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1987—1992 Chairman, 13th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1985—1987 Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Shanghai Municipality
1985—1987 Mayor, People's Government Shanghai Municipality
1982—1985 Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Electronics Industry CPC, Leading Party Group
1982—1985 Secretary, Ministry of Electronics Industry CPC, Leading Party Group
1982—1987 Member, 12th CPC, Central Committee
1982—1985 Minister, Ministry of Electronics Industry
1980—1982 Secretary-General, State Administration Commission on Foreign Investment
1980—1982 Secretary-General, State Administration Commission on Import and Export Affairs
1980—1982 Member, State Administration Commission on Import and Export Affairs CPC, Leading Party Group
1980—1982 Member, State Administration Commission on Foreign Investment CPC, Leading Party Group
1980—1982 Vice-Chairman, State Administration Commission on Foreign Investment
1980—1982 Vice-Chairman, State Administration Commission on Import and Export Affairs
1962—1980 Director-General, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Foreign Affairs Bureau
1962—1980 Acting Secretary, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Wuhan Heat-Power Machinery Institute CPC, Party Committee
1962—1980 Deputy Director, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Shanghai Electrical Equipment Research Institute
1962—1980 Director, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Wuhan Heat-Power Machinery Institute
1962—1980 Deputy Director-General, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Foreign Affairs Bureau
1956—1962 Director, No. 1 Automobile Works, Power Plant Jilin Province, Changchun City
1956—1962 Deputy Chief, No. 1 Automobile Works, Dynamic Mechanics Division Jilin Province, Changchun City
1956—1962 Deputy Chief Engineer, No. 1 Automobile Works, Dynamic Mechanics Division Jilin Province, Changchun City
1955 Trainee, Stalin Automobile Works Russia, Moscow
1947 Graduate, Jiaotong University, Electrical Machinery Department Shanghai Municipality
1946 Joined, CPC
Chief, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Shanghai No. 2 Design Division, Electrical Machinery Section
First Deputy Director, Shanghai Soap Factory
Secretary, Shanghai Yimin No. 1 Foodstuff Factory CPC, Party Branch
First Deputy Director, Shanghai Yimin No. 1 Foodstuff Factory
Head, Shanghai Yimin No. 1 Foodstuff Factory, Power Workshop
Chief, Shanghai Yimin No. 1 Foodstuff Factory, Works Section
Deputy Engineer, Shanghai Yimin No. 1 Foodstuff Factory


Recent Travel & Appearances

25 Oct 17 Xi meets congress delegates
24 Oct 17 CPC congress concludes, opening new chapter for new era
18 Oct 17 CPC speeds up modernization drive toward "great" socialist China
28 Mar 17 Chinese leaders attend funeral of former senior political advisor
17 Feb 15 Body of former CPC publicity official cremated
30 Jun 14 CPC highlights disciplinary inspection reforms #China
01 Jun 14 Travelled to Macao SAR and met with the following:
Man-kei Ma (a renowned entrepreneur in Macao and senior political advisor of the Chinese mainland)
Funeral held for #Macao entrepreneur and politician
27 Mar 14 Book on former president Jiang's work published #China
14 Nov 12 #CPC congress concludes, new central committee elected #18PC
08 Nov 12 CPC opens 18th National Congress #China

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