Wan Li, Chinese politician known for his reform policies, dies at age 99
Wan Li, a Chinese politician known for his reform policies, died Wednesday at the age of 99, state media said.
The state-run digital publication The Paper, citing Wan’s son, said he died in Beijing. State broadcaster CCTV also reported Wan’s death.
Wan was the chairman of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, in 1989 when students gathered in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square for prodemocracy demonstrations. Wan’s stance on the protests was never made clear, though he never openly opposed the bloody military crackdown that ended them.