Date
23 July 2017
Qiao Shi served as chairman of the National People's Congress from 1993 to 1998. Photo: Internet
Qiao Shi served as chairman of the National People's Congress from 1993 to 1998. Photo: Internet

Former top Chinese legislator Qiao Shi dies at 91

Qiao Shi, former chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, died of illness in Beijing on Sunday. He was 91.

In an obituary, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China extolled Qiao as an excellent member of the party, a time-tested and loyal communist soldier, and an outstanding proletarian revolutionist, statesman and leader of the party and the state, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Qiao served as chairman of the NPC, China’s legislature, from 1993 to 1998. He was also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

He served as head of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection from 1987 to 1992, promoting the building of a clean party and improving anti-corruption laws and rules, the report said.

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