Bao Tong pays his last respects at the grave of former Communist Party of China boss Zhao Ziyang. Photo: Handout

Former aide to late Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang pays his final respects

  • Communist Party boss, whose ashes were interred on Friday, ‘finally free and appeased’, 87-year-old Bao Tong says on Twitter
  • ‘I wish my Chinese people are all able to obtain freedom and peace in the human world,’ he says
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown

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Bao Tong pays his last respects at the grave of former Communist Party of China boss Zhao Ziyang. Photo: Handout
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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

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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