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Late former Chinese top legislator Qiao Shi cremated

Updated: 2015-06-19 20:41

BEIJING - Former chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, Qiao Shi, was cremated Friday.

President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, former president Hu Jintao, and senior leaders Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, attended the funeral at Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, west Beijing, on Friday morning.

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

Former president Jiang Zemin, who is not in Beijing at the current time, sent a wreath and his condolences.

Qiao died in Beijing on Sunday, aged 91.

He was a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, served as head of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection from 1987 to 1992, and was chairman of the NPC, China's top legislature, from 1993 to 1998.

Qiao's 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.

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