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Late Chinese leader Wan Li cremated in Beijing

Updated: Jul 23,2015 9:52 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The body of Wan Li, former chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, was cremated in the morning of July 22 in Beijing.

President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, former president Hu Jintao, and senior leaders Zhang Dejiang, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli, attended the funeral at Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery.

They gave their respects to Wan, and offered his family their condolences.

Wan died at the age of 99 in Beijing on July 15.

He was chairman of the NPC Standing Committee from 1988 to 1993, and he also served as secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and vice-premier prior to being the top legislator.

Wan’s official obituary praised him as an “excellent Party member, a time-tested and loyal communist soldier, and an outstanding proletarian revolutionist, statesman and leader of the Party and the state.”