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Chinese vice premier mourns passing of Singapore's founding PM

Updated: 2015-03-25 19:38

BEIJING -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli mourned the passing of Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at the Singaporean embassy to China on Wednesday afternoon.

Zhang brought a wreath and signed the condolence book, in which he expressed "profound condolences".

Singaporean Ambassador to China Stanley Loh expressed gratitude for the condolences from the Chinese government.

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father, served as the country's prime minister from 1959 to 1990 and then as a senior minister and minister mentor. He died in Singapore early on Monday at the age of 91.

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