Hu Jintao life in pictures

Hu’s father left when he was very young Hu Jintao had no contact with his father during his childhood Hu is “only the third-most-famous son in Chinese history” The former president was head of…

Hu Jintao life in pictures

Hu’s father left when he was very young

Hu Jintao had no contact with his father during his childhood

Hu is “only the third-most-famous son in Chinese history”

The former president was head of the Communist Party and vice-president from 2003 to 2012

Hu was accompanied by his daughter Li Binge-Jintao on her wedding day in 2013

Hu had ambitions to be an aeronautical engineer, but later followed his father’s footsteps to become a politician

Hu was the first Chinese president who had to resign after 10 years in office

Nearly 11,000 guests attended Hu’s (left) wedding reception in 2013

Drone footage of Hu’s motorcade in Hong Kong shows how little the roads were paved

Hu and wife Jin Qing travelled in style by luxury motorcade

His dress code changed frequently. When he didn’t like what he saw on the catwalk he would dress down but at business functions, he would dress up

Hu was the youngest of the seven children of vice-premier Mao Zhongxun

Not everyone agreed with Hu’s leadership style

Remarks made by Xi Jinping have been largely a public relations campaign

When Hu held office between 2002 and 2012, about 13,000 Chinese students joined a study group at the University of Sussex. University vice-chancellor Henry Brooke praised Hu as “very impressive” and “very forward thinking”.

Hu visited this year’s university, leading talks on strategy and business

Hu was the first person to become Chinese president and party chief of all the provinces of China

Hu was also the youngest person to be appointed as president of a major world nation

Hu acknowledged that China could face a struggle in changing the human attitude towards material goods

Here, Hu recites the Five Principles of Panchen Lama Politics for the first time

Hu is going to be the chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Bank

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