10.31.2012 16:53

Jiang Zemin's Lyrical Memory

An exchange about an old song between Li Lanqing and Jiang Zemin may cast new light on the present
Compiled by Caixin

Jiang Zemin, then Chinese president, visited the U.S. in 1997

(Beijing) – A glance at off-hours correspondence between two veteran leaders has added a lighter dimension to the recent public appearances of former Politburo members in the run-up to the party's 18th National Congress.

Li Lanqing, who served as vice premier between 1998 and 2003, described in a newspaper article October 31 his recent correspondence with Jiang Zemin, China's president from 1993 to 2003, about some of their favorite songs from the past.

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