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Jiang Zemin applauds in Beijing during a 1992 news conference to introduce new members of the Chinese Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee -- China's most powerful political body.   © AFP/Jiji

Jiang Zemin: His political career in pictures

China's leader after Tiananmen crackdown made visits to U.K., U.S.

Nikkei staff writers | China

TOKYO -- Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin has died at age 96.

Jiang, born in 1926, saw civil war, a Japanese invasion and a Communist revolution in his country during his early life.

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