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Jiang Zemin took power in China after the Tiananmen massacre and opened up its economy to the free market.

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Jiang Zemin, at an event in 2017

Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, who came to power after the Tiananmen Square protests and presided over a decade of meteoric economic growth, has died aged 96.

State media reported his death shortly after noon on Wednesday.

In a Communist Party statement released by the media, they indicated that he died in Shanghai of leukemia and multiple organ failure.

Jiang Zemin is one Key figures in Chinese history in recent decades. He led China for ten years from 1993, during which time the country opened up to a great extent and experienced tremendous growth.