October 2002 - In Jiang's last visit to the United States as president and head of state, meets with former President George H.W. Bush in Houston and President George W. Bush in Crawford, Texas.
November 2002 - Retires as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist party.
March 2003 - Limited to two five-year terms in office, steps down and Vice President Hu Jintao becomes President of China.
March 2005 - Formally steps down as chairman of the Chinese military, having offered his resignation in a letter in September of 2004.
October 9, 2011 - Appears at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of China's 1911 revolution. It is the first time he has been seen in public since rumors of his death spread in July 2011.
December 6, 2011 - The Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority fines Asia Television Limited (ATV) almost $39,000 (HK $300,000) for airing a report in July that suggested Jiang Zemin had died.