Former China Communist Party official Qiao Shi dies at 91

By: | Published: June 15, 2015 9:58 AM

Qiao Shi, a senior Communist Party official and former chairman of China's legislature, has passed away at the age of 91 in Beijing.

Qiao Shi, a senior Communist Party official and former chairman of China’s legislature, has passed away at the age of 91 in Beijing.

Qiao succumbed to an unspecified illness, for which he was being treated, on Sunday morning, reported Fox News.

He was a member of China’s Politburo Standing Committee for a decade since 1987 and also served as the chairman of the country’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress, from 1993 to 1998.

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