Wan Li, former chairman of the National People's Congress, pictured in an undated black and white photograph, taken during an NPC meeting in Beijing. Photo: SCMP PicturesWan Li, former chairman of the National People's Congress, pictured in an undated black and white photograph, taken during an NPC meeting in Beijing. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Wan Li, former chairman of the National People's Congress, pictured in an undated black and white photograph, taken during an NPC meeting in Beijing. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Wan Li, reformist party elder and former NPC chairman, dies aged 98

He was loyal supporter of the late leader Deng Xiaoping’s market-oriented reforms and economic pragmatism, but his role in 1989 democracy movement remains controversial

Wan Li, former chairman of the National People's Congress, pictured in an undated black and white photograph, taken during an NPC meeting in Beijing. Photo: SCMP PicturesWan Li, former chairman of the National People's Congress, pictured in an undated black and white photograph, taken during an NPC meeting in Beijing. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Wan Li, former chairman of the National People's Congress, pictured in an undated black and white photograph, taken during an NPC meeting in Beijing. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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