Analysis: Under Jiang, China projected a more open image


              FILE - In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, then Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, center, meets delegates of the Communist Party Central Committee in Beijing on Oct. 19, 1992. Then Communist Party General Secretary Jiang Zemin is seen at left. With his death, former Chinese leader Jiang leaves behind a very different China than the one he tried to shape. Now it’s Xi Jinping’s nation. (Xinhua News Agency via AP)
            
              FILE - Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin attends the closing ceremony for the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Nov. 14, 2012. Jiang has died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at age 96. With his death, former Chinese leader Jiang leaves behind a very different China than the one he tried to shape. Now it’s Xi Jinping’s nation.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
            
              FILE - Chinese President Xi Jinping, center left, with former president Jiang Zemin, center right, and Hu Jintao, left, and Premier Li Keqiang, right, attend the celebration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing, on Oct. 1, 2019. With his death, former Chinese leader Jiang leaves behind a very different China than the one he tried to shape. Now it’s Xi Jinping’s nation.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
            
              FILE - Then China's President Jiang Zemin, right, waves along with New York Stock Exchange Chairman and CEO Richard Grasso, left, moments before the Exchange's opening bell on Oct. 31, 1997, in New York.  Jiang has died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at age 96.(AP Photo/Adam Nadel, File)
            
              FILE - Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, chats with former President Jiang Zemin during the closing ceremony for the 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on Oct. 24, 2017. With his death, Jiang leaves behind a very different China than the one he tried to shape. Now it’s Xi Jinping’s nation. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)