Father: Jiang Shijun
Mother: Wu Yueqing
Marriage: Wang Yeping
Children: Jiang Miankang (male); Jiang Mianheng (male)
Education: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Electrical Engineering, 1947
Religion: Members of the Chinese Communist Party are officially atheist.
At the age of 13, when an uncle, a Communist partisan, was killed in combat, Jiang’s father gave his son to the uncle’s family so they would have a male heir to continue the Jiang Shangqing bloodline.
1946 – Joins the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
1955-1956 – Trainee with the Stalin Automobile Factory in Moscow, Soviet Union.
1971-1979 – Deputy Director and later Director of the Foreign Affairs Bureau of the First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry.
1981-1982 – Vice Minister of the State Foreign Investment Commission.
1982 – Appointed Vice Minister of Electronics Industry and later in the year elected a member of the CCP Central Committee.
1983 – Promoted to Minister of Electronics Industry.
1985-1988 – Mayor of Shanghai.
June 1989 – Appointed General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, succeeding Zhao Ziyang.
November 1989 – Succeeds Deng Xiaoping as Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
1993-2003 – President of the People’s Republic of China.
September 1997 – Unveils plan to privatize China’s unprofitable state-owned enterprises.
June 28, 1998 – In a live televised debate, discusses human rights with President Clinton in Beijing.
December 11, 2001 – China formally joins the World Trade Organization as the 143rd member.
November 2002 – Retires as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist party.
December 6, 2011 – The Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority fines Asia Television Limited (ATV) almost $39,000 (HK $300,000) for airing a report in July that suggested Jiang had died.