3 Chinese Presidents with the Longest Positions, the Last Numbers Have Been Unskilled Laborers
Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo/REUTERS
BEIJING – China has been led by several presidents. Of the presidents who have led China, there is a Chinese president with the longest tenure.
While serving as president, they have also carried out various policies. Here are the Chinese presidents with the longest tenure.
1. Jiang Zemin
Jiang Zemin was China’s president from 1993-2003. He has led China for 10 years.
According to the Britannica website, Jiang Zemin was born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province on August 17, 1926. It is known that he graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in electrical engineering.
In 1980, Jiang Zemin became deputy minister of the state import and export commission. Two years later, he was appointed minister of industry.
He also served as mayor of Shanghai in 1985 and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) in 1989.
In 1993, Jiang Zemin was elected President of China by the National People’s Congress. Under his leadership, China managed to get out of the world’s diplomatic isolation due to the Tiananmen incident. In addition, China continues to try to improve relations with the United States. In November 2022, Jiang Zemin passed away at the age of 96.
2. Hu Jintao
Hu Jintao is the president of China who took over from President Jiang Zemin. Hu ruled for 10 years, from 2003-2013.
Born in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, Hu excelled academically from a young age. In 1965, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing.
In 1985, Hu was appointed Secretary of the Communist Party of Guizhou Province. Three years later, he was promoted to chairman of the party of the volatile Tibet Autonomous Region. He also imposed political sanctions on those who were in opposition to the government.