Li Keqiang: China bids quiet farewell to popular ex-premier
China’s former premier Li Keqiang was laid to rest on Thursday, with the country’s flags being flown at half-mast across China.
Li died of a heart attack on 27 October. He has been cremated.
Pictures show crowds gathered along the streets as a convoy carrying his body drove past.
There has been muted state coverage of his funeral, a major contrast to the outpouring of sorrow among ordinary Chinese people.
Li, 68, was once tipped to be China’s future leader. But he was overtaken and then swiftly sidelined by Xi Jinping.
In an obituary published last Friday, China’s Communist Party described Li as a “time-tested communist soldier” and urged the people to “turn grief into strength” and rally around the current leadership of Mr Xi.