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Chinese millennials celebrate the 90th birthday of Jiang Zemin, China’s former leader, with online tributes that present him in signature poses

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
iang Zemin has inspired nostalgia for the more liberal era of his rule and his unpolished style, which stands in stark contrast to Xi Jinping's increasingly tight control and carefully cultivated image.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.