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Body of senior Chinese military leader cremated in Beijing

(Xinhua)    19:54, January 22, 2015

BEIJING, Jan. 22 -- Former senior Chinese military leader Zhang Wannian was cremated on Thursday.

President Xi Jinping, top legislator Zhang Dejiang, and senior leaders Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attended Zhang Wannian's funeral at Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in west Beijing.

Premier Li Keqiang and former leaders Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao expressed their condolence to his relatives.

Zhang Wannian was former vice chairman of the Central Military Commission and a member of the Political Bureau and Secretariat of the 15th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). He died on Jan. 14 at the age of 87.

Zhang Wannian joined the army in 1944 and the CPC a year later. He was promoted to the rank of a general in 1993.

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