|born on||23 September 1926|
|Place||Yangzhou, China, 32n24, 119e26|
|Timezone||LMT m119e26 (is local mean time)|
Chinese politician, President of the People's Republic, 1998. Jiang Zemin's wooden public persona and his unprepossessing awkwardness may be his strongest assets. His unimpressive exterior masks a skillful politician and technocrat who has climbed the Byzantine passages of China's power structure to emerge as its chief leader, confounding detractors and supporters alike.
Jiang's personality was forged via books not bloodshed, unlike his predecessors Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong, who fought in the communist revolution. Born in 1926, Jiang studied electrical engineering in Shanghai, where he developed a taste for Benny Goodman, English films and the Communist Party.
AFA DX#176, Ted Gornick from his friend Adam Chan with a spec time of 00:02 AM. David Kesten on ACT 4/2001 gave Aug. 1, 1926 as his birthdate from ABC news as they did a brief biography on their website with that date.
Lenore LeBelier on ACT 5/2001 quoted The People's Weekly on the internet for August 17, 1926 as Jiang Zemin's birthdate.
- Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (President of China)