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December 2, 2022

Condolence Message on the Passing of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a condolence message on the passing of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin on November 30, 2022.

Mr. Jiang, who passed away at the age of 96, was general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party from 1989 to 2002 and president of China from 1993 to 2003. Prior to that he served as mayor of Shanghai. As architect of the “socialist market economy,” he laid the foundation for China’s remarkable economic development.

In his message, President Ikeda noted Mr. Jiang’s achievements as a national leader who surmounted many difficulties while devoting himself to the well-being of the people and the development of the country.

He and Mr. Jiang met four times, discussing topics including Sino-Japanese relations, culture and the arts. In 1990, Mr. Jiang attended of the launch in Beijing of the first China tour of “Dialogue with Nature,” an exhibition of Mr. Ikeda’s photography, and viewed
Mr. Ikeda’ s works. In the guestbook, he wrote in calligraphy the words “Bridge of Friendship.”   

[Adapted from an article in the December 2, 2022, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]

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