Chinese VP to attend Mandela's funeral
                 English.news.cn | 2013-12-08 23:13:28 | Editor: yan

BEIJING, Dec. 8 (XInhua)-- As a special representative of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Vice President Li Yuanchao will visit South Africa from Dec. 9 to 11 to attend the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the announcement on Sunday in a written statement.

Mandela, the first black president in South Africa, died of illness on Thursday at his home in Johannesburg at the age of 95.

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