Jiang Zemin

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Jiang Zemin (; Chinese: 江泽民; pinyin: Jiāng Zémín; born 17 August 1926) is a Chinese politician who served as General Secretary of the Communist Party from 1989 to 2002, as Chair of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2004, and as President of the People's Republic of China from 1993 to 2003. Jiang has been described as the "core of the third generation" of Communist Party of China (CPC) leaders since 1989. Jiang came to power unexpectedly as a compromise candidate following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, when he replaced Zhao Ziyang as General Secretary after Zhao was ousted for his support for the student movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jiang Zemin has received more than 2,604,942 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Jiang Zemin is the 439th most popular politician (up from 659th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from China (up from 50th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Chinese Politician.

Jiang Zemin is most famous for being the leader of China from 1989 to 2002. He was the president of China from 1993 to 2003.

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Among politicians, Jiang Zemin ranks 439 out of 15,710Before him are Louis, Grand Dauphin, Ay, Otho, Albert II of Belgium, Franz von Papen, and John II of France. After him are Mahmoud Abbas, Zenobia, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Guy of Lusignan, Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, and George I of Great Britain.

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Among people born in 1926, Jiang Zemin ranks 7Before him are Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, Michel Foucault, Alfredo Di Stéfano, and Ingvar Kamprad. After him are Leslie Nielsen, Chuck Berry, Sathya Sai Baba, Dario Fo, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and Miles Davis.

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Among people born in China, Jiang Zemin ranks 32 out of 1,186Before him are Zhuge Liang (181), Liu Bei (161), Guan Yu (162), Du Fu (712), Zhuang Zhou (-369), and Hongwu Emperor (1328). After him are Yongle Emperor (1360), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Toshiro Mifune (1920), Lü Bu (161), and Emperor Wu of Han (-156).


Among politicians born in China, Jiang Zemin ranks 16Before him are Xi Jinping (1953), Hu Jintao (1942), Kangxi Emperor (1654), Qianlong Emperor (1711), Liu Bei (161), and Hongwu Emperor (1328). After him are Yongle Emperor (1360), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Zhou Enlai (1898), and Yongzheng Emperor (1678).