President of China who succeeded Deng Xiaoping in 1993. He led China for ten years and notably oversaw the peaceful transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China.
In 1947, he graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with an electrical engineering degree.
He replaced Zhao Ziyang as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
He married Wang Yeping; the couple have two sons together.
Like Mao Tse Tung , he served as leader of China.