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China mourns death of Lee Kuan Yew

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-03-23 09:48

BEIJING - China on Monday mourned the death of former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, calling him a statesman of unique influence in Asia.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei made the remarks in a written statement.

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father, served as the country's premier from 1959 to 1990 and then as a senior minister and minister mentor. He died early Monday local time at the age of 91.

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