Jiang Zemin cremated in Beijing, top leaders pay their respects

jiang zemin cremated in beijing top leaders pay their respects

jiang zemin cremated in beijing top leaders pay their respects

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Jiang Zemin was cremated at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing on Monday, after top officials led by President Xi Jinping bade farewell to the former Chinese leader.

A brief closed-door ceremony was held at the Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital at 10am before Jiang’s casket was taken to the cemetery for cremation, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Chinese ex-leader Jiang Zemin’s body makes final journey to Beijing as China mourns

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Chinese ex-leader Jiang Zemin’s body makes final journey to Beijing as China mourns

Xi was joined by the rest of the Politburo Standing Committee for the farewell ceremony, as well as former members who stepped down at the Communist Party congress in October including Premier Li Keqiang and Wang Yang, head of China’s top political advisory body.

South China Morning Post

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