China party officials pay respects to former leader Jiang
Chinese President Xi Jinping and other current and previous top officials paid their respects Monday to former leader Jiang Zemin, who died last week at age 96. State broadcaster CCTV showed Xi, his predecessor Hu Jintao and others bowing to Jiang’s body at a military hospital in Beijing. Jiang's body was then sent for cremation at Babaoshan cemetery, where many top leaders are interred.news.yahoo.com
Former President Jiang Zemin, who guided China’s rise, dies
Former President Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. Jiang died of leukemia and multiple organ failure in Shanghai, where he was a former mayor and Communist Party secretary, state TV and the official Xinhua News Agency reported. A surprise choice to lead a divided Communist Party after the 1989 turmoil, Jiang saw China through history-making changes including a revival of market-oriented reforms, the return of Hong Kong from British rule in 1997 and Beijing’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001.news.yahoo.com
60 Minutes Archives: An interview with China's Jiang Zemin
60 Minutes Archives: An interview with China's Jiang Zemin Bob Anderson produced this rare interview with then-Chinese President Jiang Zemin. Mike Wallace asked about the Tiananmen Square massacre, Falun Gong, and the relationship between China and the U.S.cbsnews.com
China ends key leadership meeting by highlighting a new requirement: 'Learn, learn, learn'
Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) attends a military parade with former presidents Hu Jintao (L) and Jiang Zemin in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. BEIJING At the highest level, Chinese leaders don't appear eager to make major economic reforms right now to what has long been criticized as a state-dominated economy. Instead, the ruling party is urging officials to "learn" and "modernize." "Some officials lack (the) ability to adapt and learn," Jiang said, according to an official translation of his Mandarin-language remarks. "We ask them to learn, learn, learn.cnbc.com
Li Peng, hardline Chinese premier who backed Tiananmen massacre, dies
Chinese President Jiang Zemin (L) chats with Chairman of the National People's Congress Li Peng during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee in Beijing in 2002. BEIJING - Li Peng, the former Chinese Premier remembered for his role in the brutal military suppression of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protesters, has died aged 91, according to state-run media. After Li suffered a heart attack in 1993, Zhu gradually assumed more responsibility for the country's economic policies and eventually succeeded Li as Premier in 1998. He was widely said to have been adopted by Zhou Enlai, Communist China's highly respected first Premier who occupied the post from 1949 until his death in 1976. Li was last seen in public in October 2017 during the 19th Communist Party Congress as current President Xi Jinping further consolidated power while former leaders' influence waned.