The family of Zhao Ziyang and his wife Liang Boqi pay their respects at the grave where their ashes were interred on Friday. Photo: Simon Song

Low-key ceremony as Zhao Ziyang, who opposed Tiananmen crackdown, finally laid to rest

  • Ashes of former leader and his wife, Liang Boqi, buried in cemetery on outskirts of Beijing after protracted negotiations between family and the party
  • He was ousted for sympathising with pro-democracy protesters in 1989 and spent the rest of his life under virtual house arrest until he died in 2005
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown

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The family of Zhao Ziyang and his wife Liang Boqi pay their respects at the grave where their ashes were interred on Friday. Photo: Simon Song
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