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Former Chinese President Dead At 96 Amid Nationwide Protests

Posted on AllSides November 30th, 2022
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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday at the age of 96 as the nation endures mounting economic and social turmoil.

Jiang, who served from 1993 to 2003, succumbed to leukemia and multiple organ failure, according to a report from government-run outlet Xinhua News. A letter addressing the entirety of the Chinese Communist Party, over which Jiang presided as general secretary from 1989 to 2002, announced the news of his death.

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