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Jiang Zemin

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Politician

The Resume

    (August 17, 1926-November 30, 2022)
    Studied electrical engineering
    Joined the Communist Party
    Kept a low profile until 1989
    Made general secretary of the Communist Party by Deng Xiaoping
    Appointed president (1993)
    Replaced by Hu Jintao but retains considerable influence in the party

Why he might be annoying:

    He threatened constantly to invade Taiwan.
    His policies in office continued to deny political freedoms to the Chinese people.
    He is a communist.
    The government he presided over persecuted over 100 million Falun Gong practitioners.
    He pretends to practice Buddhism while persecuting Buddhists.
    He supported the Tiananmen Square massacre.
    When he was made general secretary, he replaced Zhao Ziyang, who sympathized with the demonstrators.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He has been known to sing and dance.
    He likes to read.
    He can play the piano and the bamboo flute.
    During his reign, capitalism became the de facto economic system of China.
    He is generally considered more moderate than his predecessors.

Credit: Wang


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 122 Votes: 52.46% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 6 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 34 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 134 Votes: 64.93% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 25 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 37 Votes: 16.22% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 32 Votes: 53.12% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 311 Votes: 79.10% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 68 Votes: 69.12% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 198 Votes: 66.16% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 75 Votes: 72.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 92 Votes: 77.17% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 134 Votes: 71.64% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 739 Votes: 40.32% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 364 Votes: 69.78% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 696 Votes: 70.11% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 496 Votes: 68.95% Annoying