Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday at the age of 96, APA reports citing the Chinese state media.
Jiang died from leukemia and multiple organ failure in Shanghai at 12:13 p.m.
The announcement was made by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the State Council of the PRC, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and the Central Military Commissions of the CPC and the PRC.
It was announced in a letter addressing the whole Party, the entire military, and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups.
The letter says they proclaim with profound grief to the whole Party, the entire military, and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups that our beloved Comrade Jiang Zemin died of leukemia and multiple organ failure after all medical treatments had failed.