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Late former chief justice of China cremated

(Xinhua)    08:15, April 23, 2019

CHINA-BEIJING-XIAO YANG-CREMATION (CN)

Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with a family member of Xiao Yang, former president of the Supreme People's Court, at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing, capital of China, April 22, 2019. The cremation of Xiao was held Monday in Beijing. Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan paid their final respects to Xiao at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing on Monday. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhua) -- The cremation of Xiao Yang, former president of the Supreme People's Court, was held Monday in Beijing.

Xiao passed away due to illness, aged 81, in Beijing on April 19.

At the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan stood in silent tribute and bowed three times in front of Xiao's body on Monday morning. They also extended their condolences to his family.

Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao had either visited Xiao when he was in hospital or offered their condolences to his family after his death.

Xiao was described in an official statement as an excellent member of the Communist Party of China, a loyal Communist fighter and an outstanding leader in the country's political and legal work.

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