Yang Rudai, former vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, was cremated Friday in Beijing.
Yang, also former member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and former secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee, passed away due to illness at the age of 92 in Beijing on Feb. 24.
Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Zhang Gaoli, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and other senior leaders paid their final respects to Yang at Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery.
They stood in silent tribute and bowed three times in front of Yang's body before the cremation. They also extended their condolences to his family.
Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Zhang Gaoli, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and other senior leaders either visited Yang while he was in the hospital or offered their condolences after his death.