2002: Vol. 1, No. 3
China Currents 2002 Issue Volume 1 Number 3
Biographical Background and Successful U.S. Visit of Chinese Vice President and Heir-apparent Hu Jintao
The week-long visit to the United States by Chinese Vice President Hu Jintao in late April-early May 2002 was a major step toward Hu’s expected appointment as successor to Jiang Zemin as Secretary General of the Chinese Communist Party at that party’s 16th Congress this October. Hu is then expected to follow Jiang as President of the People’s Republic of China at a National People’s Congress meeting in Spring 2003.