1926 - Jiang Zemin was born on August 17th, is a native of Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province.
1943-1946 - He participated in the students' movement led by underground CPC organizations and joined the CPC.
1947 - He graduated from the Electrical Machinery Department of Shanghai Jiaotong University.
1955 - He worked as a trainee at the Stalin Automobile Works in Moscow.
1956 - He worked as deputy chief of the dynamic mechanics division, deputy chief engineer for dynamic mechanics of the First Automobile Plant in Changchun and director of the power factory in the plant.
1962 - He served successively as deputy director of the Shanghai Electrical Equipment Research Institute under the First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, director and acting Party committee secretary of the Wuhan Heat-Power Machinery Institute under the Ministry, deputy director-general and director-general of the Foreign Affairs Bureau of the First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry.
1980 - He served as vice-chairman and concurrently secretary-general of the State Administration Commission on Import and Export Affairs and the State Administration Commission on Foreign Investment and a member of the Leading Party Members' Groups of the two commissions.
1982 - He served as first vice-minister and deputy secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the Ministry of Electronics Industry and minister and secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the Ministry.
1985 - Served as mayor of Shanghai and deputy secretary and secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee.
1990 - Was chairman of Central Military Commission of China.
1993 - Elected president of the People's Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China at the First Session of the Eighth National People's Congress.
2004 - He retired from Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
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