Late senior Chinese political advisor's 100th birthday celebrated

19:46, November 05, 2010      

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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (C) attends a symposium commemorating the 100th birthday of Liu Lantao, who was an outstanding leader in the Chinese Communist Party's affairs and its united front work, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 5, 2010. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

A symposium was held Friday to mark the 100th birthday of late senior Chinese political advisor Liu Lantao.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping attended the symposium at the Great Hall of the People.

Liu was born in 1910 and died in 1997. He was regarded as an eminent official in charge of Party affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the work of the Party's United Front.

Liu served as a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Advisory Commission and the vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee.

Wang Gang, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, said at the symposium that Liu had made "outstanding achievements for the independence of the Chinese nation, the liberation of the Chinese people, the building of socialism and the reform and opening up."

Liu's relatives, friends and colleagues also attended the meeting.

Source: Xinhua


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