The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is saddened to hear the news of the demise of Comrade Jiang Zemin, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the President of the Peoples’ Republic of China. He was 96 years old.

Comrade Jiang Zemin was a prominent leader belonging to the CPC’s third generation and is remembered for his ‘Theory of Three Represents’. He served the Party and the country in various responsibilities and laid the foundations for the growth of China into a formidable economic power during the 1990s.

The CPI (M) expresses its profound grief at the demise of Comrade Jiang Zemin and offers its heartfelt sympathies to the CPC and the Chinese people.