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China’s former premier dies of ‘sudden heart attack’

Li Keqiang passed away on Friday at the age of 68, according to state media

Former Chinese premier Li Keqiang has died at the age of 68, according to China’s state media. The ex-official served a lengthy career in the ruling Communist Party, including a decade as the country’s second ranked leader after General Secretary Xi Jinping.

Li passed away in Shanghai early on Friday morning following a “sudden heart attack” the night prior, Xinhua reported.

“Comrade Li Keqiang, while resting in Shanghai in recent days, experienced a sudden heart attack on October 26 and after all-out efforts to revive him failed, died in Shanghai at ten minutes past midnight on October 27,” state broadcaster CCTV said.



October 27, 2023 at 06:03AM

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