Jiang Mianheng

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Jiang.
Jiang Mianheng
Native name 江绵恒
Born 1951 (age 62–63)
Shanghai, China
Parents Jiang Zemin
Wang Yeping

Jiang Mianheng (simplified Chinese: 江绵恒; traditional Chinese: 江綿恆; pinyin: Jiāng Miánhéng; born 1951) is the son of Jiang Zemin, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People's Republic of China. His mother is Wang Yeping. Jiang is one of the co-founders of Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, located in Shanghai.[1] He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University with thesis titled Point contact tunneling study of the high transition temperature superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 in 1991,[2] where his father went for a visit in 1997.[3] Jiang also served as one of the head researchers for the Chinese space program. In 2007, he failed to win nomination as a delegate to the 17th Party Congress. Reuters indicated that this was a sign that the Shanghai Clique under his father's auspices had lost its power.

He served as one of the Vice Presidents in the Chinese Academy of Sciences up until November 2011.[4][5] At that point, Jiang Mianheng was reportedly stripped of his post and accused of bribery and embezzlement in a stock bidding scandal and the misallocation of public funds.[6] He was not expelled from the CAS however, but became president of the Academy's Shanghai branch.[7] In 2014 he was appointed as president of the still-under-construction ShanghaiTech University.[7]

Upon his return to China in 1993, Jiang Mianheng has headed a number of national research programs in alternative energy and other technologies: "coal liquefaction, electric cars, mobile phone networks, particle accelerators, spaceships and lunar satellites,"[8] and liquid fluoride thorium reactors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clendenin, Mike (12 February 2004). "China foundry's expansion plans may include IPO". EE Times. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Chinese Academy of Sciences
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  5. ^ Singtao news 11-19-2011 section A2. 不再擔任江綿恆去向有玄機.
  6. ^ 10:16 (GMT+8) (2012-03-27). "Princeling Jiang Mianheng's success unperturbed by scandal|Politics|People|WantChinaTimes.com". Wantchinatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  7. ^ a b Mimi Leung and Yojana Sharma (9 March 2014). "'Princeling' named head of new Shanghai university". University World News. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  8. ^ South China Morning Post: "Jiang's son loses out in bid for top science post" (March 5, 2011)