Profession: Paramount Leader of China
Why Famous: General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2002 and President of the People's Republic of China from 1993 to 2003.
Under Jiang's leadership, China experienced substantial economic growth with the continuation of reforms while maintaining the Communist Party's tight control over the government.
Jiang also saw the peaceful return of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom and Macau from Portugal and improved China's relations with the outside world.
- 1989-06-24 Jiang Zemin appointed the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
- 1993-03-27 Jiang Zemin appointed President of the People's Republic of China