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His Excellency
Jiang Zemin

President of the People's Republic of China



At right, at the APEC meeting in October 2001
Jiang Zemin was born in August 1926, in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province.

He participated in the student movement led by the underground Party organizations in 1943, joined the Communist Party of China in April 1946, and graduated from the Electrical Engineering Department of Jiaotong University in Shanghai in 1947.


After the liberation of Shanghai, he served as associate engineer, section chief and power workshop director, as well as Factory Party Secretary and first deputy director of the Shanghai Yimin No. 1 Food Products Factory; first deputy director of the Shanghai Soap Factory; and section chief of electrical machinery of the Shanghai No. 2 Designing Sub-bureau of the First Ministry of the Machine-building Industry.

In 1955 he went to the then Soviet Union and worked as a trainee in the Stalin Automobile Plant in Moscow. After his return home in 1956, he served as deputy chief of the Power Division, deputy chief power engineer, and director of a branch factory of the No.1 Auto Works in Changchun.

After 1962 he served as deputy director of the Shanghai Electrical Equipment Research Institute, director and Acting Party Secretary of the Wuhan Thermo-Technical Machinery Research Institute, then Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Bureau, all affiliated with the First Ministry of the Machine-building Industry.

After 1980 he served as Vice Chairman and Secretary-general of the State Commission on the Administration of Imports and Exports and the State Commission on the Administration of Foreign Investment, as well as a member of their leading Party groups.

After 1982 he served as First Vice Minister, then Minister, and Deputy Secretary, then Secretary, of the Ministry of Electronics Industry and its leading Party group, respectively.

Serving as Shanghai’s Mayor from 1985, he also was Deputy Secretary and then Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee.

President Jiang was elected a member of the CPC Central Committee at its 12th National Congress in September 1982 and a member of the Political Bureau at the First Plenary Session of the 13th CPC Central Committee in November 1987. He was elected a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and its General Secretary in June 1989, at the Fourth Plenary Session of the 13th Central Committee.

In November 1989 he was elected Chairman of the Military Commission of the CPC Central Committee at its Fifth Plenary Session. In March 1990 he was elected Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) at the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress.

At the First Plenary Session of the 14th CPC Central Committee held in October 1992, he was elected member and Standing Committee Member of the Political Bureau, as well as General Secretary and Chairman of the Military Commission of the CPC Central Committee.

At the First Session of the Eighth National People's Congress held in March 1993, he was elected President of the PRC and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. In September 1997, at the First Plenary Session of the 15th CPC Central Committee, he was elected member and Standing Committee Member of the Political Bureau, as well as General Secretary and Chairman of the Military Commission of CPC's Central Committee.

At the First Session of the Ninth National People's Congress held in March 1998, he was again elected President of the PRC and Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
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