Senior CPC politician Bo Yibo dies – Xinhua/Reuters

 China 2007-01 16 Xin 2001041619213602648547 From China Daily website:

A senior leader of the Communist Party of China, , died of old age at a Beijing hospital Monday evening.

“Bo died of illness at 20:30 on Monday in Beijing,” a statement said.

Born in Shanxi Province in 1908, Bo joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the age of 17 and lived to be the Party’s oldest member.

“Bo had been a member of the 7th, 8th and 11th CPC Central Committees, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the 8th CPC Central Committee, and vice premier of the State Council,” the statement said. It said Bo was also deputy head of the former CPC Central Advisory Committee.

…… Bo Xilai, his son, is currently China’s Minister of Commerce. [Full Text]

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