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Former Chinese Vice Premier Qian Qichen dies at age 90

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-05-10 19:54

BEIJING - Former Chinese Vice Premier Qian Qichen died of illness in Beijing at 10:06 pm on Tuesday, according to a statement from the central authority released on Wednesday.

Qian, 90, was extolled in the statement as an excellent member of the Communist Party of China, a time-tested and loyal communist soldier and proletarian revolutionist, and an outstanding leader in diplomacy of the country.

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