Jiang Zemin, who guided China’s economic rise, dies


              FILE - Chinese then President Jiang Zemin, left, listens to then Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during a meeting at Arafat's headquarters in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, April 15, 2000. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
            
              A photo of late Chinese President Jiang Zemin is seen on a big screen during the evening news broadcast of his death at a mall in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              FILE - Chinese then President Jiang Zemin, center, inspects the honor guard in London during his four-day state visit to the United Kingdom, the first to Britain by a Chinese head of state, Oct. 19, 1999. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (Paul Hackett/Pool Photo via AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this file photo released by Chinese official news agency Xinhua on June 1, 2000, Chinese then President Jiang Zemin, right, meets with North Korean then leader Kim Jong Il in Beijing, China. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (Xinhua via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Britain's then Prime Minister Tony Blair, right, greets Chinese then President Jiang Zemin outside No. 10 Downing Street, London, Oct. 21, 1999. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/Christine Nesbitt, File)
            
              FILE - Then Chinese President Jiang Zemin, left, greets visiting then U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan at Zhongnanhai, the official compound of the Chinese leadership in Beijing, May 8, 1997. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (Hitone Saka/Pool Photo via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Chinese then President Jiang Zemin, and Queen Elizabeth II, pose for a photograph in the Music Room prior to a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, Oct. 19, 1999. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (Adrian Dennis/Pool Photo via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Chinese leaders, from left, then Vice President Hu Jingtao, then Premier Zhu Rongji, then President Jiang Zemin, and Li Peng, then chairman of National People's Congress celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of People's Republic of China in Beijing, Oct. 1, 1999. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)
            
              FILE - Chinese President Jiang Zemin floats on Dead Sea near Ein Bokek, Israel, April 14, 2000. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
            
              FILE - APEC leaders wearing the traditional "barong tagalog" from the Philippines wave during a group photo in Subic Bay, west of Manila. From left: then Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Brunei's sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, then Chilean President Eduardo Frei, then Chinese President Jiang Zemin, then Hong Kong Financial Secretary Donald Tsang, and then Indonesian President Suharto., Nov. 25, 1996. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
            
              FILE - In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, then French President Jacques Chirac, left, and his then Chinese counterpart Jiang Zemin shake hands as they exchange signed documents during a ceremony at Beijing's Zhongnanhai leader's compound, May 16, 1997. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (Xinhua via AP)
            
              FILE - In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, then Chinese President Jiang Zemin, left, shakes hands with then Russian President Vladimir Putin during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, July 18, 2000. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (Liu Jianguo/Xinhua via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Then Chinese President Jiang Zemin, right, and  then Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi shake hands prior to their bilateral meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 12, 1999. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
            
              FILE - Chinese President Jiang Zemin, right, does the "Hongi", a traditional greeting of nose touching, with Maori Elder Hugh Kawharu at a welcoming ceremony for Asia Pacific Economic summit, APEC leaders in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 12, 1999. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)
            
              FILE - In this March 5, 1999, file photo, then Chinese President Jiang Zemin, left, talks with then Premier Zhu Rongji during the second plenary session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
            
              FILE - Then Cambodian Second Prime Minister Hun Sen, right, is greeted by then Chinese President Jiang Zemin at the Zhongnanhai leaders compound in Beijing, July 19, 1996. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, Pool)
            
              FILE - then Chinese President Jiang Zemin plays Mozart's original piano during his visit at the birth place of famed Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg, Austria, March 30 1999. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - Then Chinese President Jiang Zemin, center, watches photos while he visits The Anti-Japanese Museum built beside Marco Polo Bridge in suburban Beijing to mark the 50th anniversary of the World War II, Aug. 15, 1995. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (Xinhua via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin gestures during the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Jiang has died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at age 96. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
            FILE - Then Chinese President Jiang Zemin waves to the crowd after being given a tricorn colonial hat as he arrives at the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 28, 1997. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File) FILE - Then U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, and Chinese President Jiang Zemin toast during their state dinner at the White House, Oct. 29, 1997. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson, File) FILE - Chinese then President Jiang Zemin, center, waves as Chinese then Vice President Qian Quichen, left, and Zeng Qinghong, then special assistant to the president, look on at a dinner hosted by the Southern California Chinese American Community in Los Angeles, Nov. 2, 1997. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (Hector Mata/Pool Photo via AP, File) FILE - U.S. then President George W. Bush, left, is given flowers as Chinese then President Jiang Zemin, center, greets Bush upon his arrival in Beijing, Feb. 21, 2002. Chinese state TV said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Jiang has died at age 96. (AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert, File)