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Xi's speech on seminar commemorating late leader Wan Li published

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-12-09 15:55

BEIJING - An offprint of a speech given by President Xi Jinping to a seminar marking 100 years since the birth of late Chinese leader Wan Li has been published by the People's Publishing House.

In his speech on Monday, Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, called for the inheritance and celebration of the revolutionary spirit and noble demeanor of veteran revolutionaries, such as Wan.

The book is available at Xinhua Bookstore outlets nationwide.

Wan was chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) from 1988 to 1993, and he also served as a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and vice premier prior to being the top legislator. He died at the age of 99 in 2015.

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