|Date of death:||July 4, 2016|
|Place of death:||ESD Moon Base|
|Affiliation:||Earth Space Defense|
|Profession:||ESD Moon Base Commander|
|Significant other(s):||Rain Lao (niece)|
|Other family:||May Lao (sister-in-law)|
|Played by:||Chin Han|
|First appearance:||Independence Day: Crucible|
|Last appearance:||Independence Day: Resurgence|
Jiang Lao (died 2016) was the ESD Commander of the ESD Moon Base. He is introduced publicly in the UWN special report "The War of 1996 - A United World News Special", where he briefly talks about the use of alien technology, recovered from the destroyed spacecrafts and converted back to defend the planet.
Following the War of 1996, Jiang Lao's brother Lei Lao was killed in the July 4th counterattack, and became the guardian of his niece Rain Lao. Jiang was promoted into the Earth Space Defense. But due to his amount of work, Jiang left Rain to be raise with a family friend.
Jiang later heard from Rain again when he learned that she had hijacked a biplane and illegally enter unauthorized airspace over the ruins of Wuhan. He made favors to kept Rain away from a prison sentence and instead arranged for her to be enroll in the ESD Academy. Although he saw her enrollment to the ESD as a disciplinary measure, Rain knew that he was actually proud of her.
Jiang oversaw the development of China's hybrid space vessels and the Chinese colonization of the Moon. He was acquainted with USMC pilot Steven Hiller, who came to China as a technical advisor, and arranged him a meeting with his niece, who is a fan of Hiller.
Following the establishment of the ESD Moon Base in 2009, Jiang was appointed as the base's commander.
War of 2016Edit
During the upcoming 20th anniversary of War of 1996, Jiang welcomed Legacy Squadron and Rain to the Moon Base. When an unknown alien spaceship suddenly appeared on the Moon, Jiang was given the order by the UN Security Council to shoot down the vessel. On the very day of the celebrations, the Moon Base came under attack by the return of the aliens. After futilely trying to harm the Harvester Mothership, Jiang ordered a complete evacuation and was ultimately killed when the Mothership destroyed the base.
Rain would later avenge Jiang's death when she helps in killing the alien queen and ending the invasion.