HONG KONG, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping, top legislator Zhang Dejiang and other state leaders on Thursday sent their messages of condolence to the family of Hong Kong media mogul and philanthropist Run Run Shaw who died on Tuesday at 107.
Xi said in his message that Shaw loved the country for his whole life, concerned for the well-being of the people and had made generous donations which have benefited many people. Shaw's patriotism and aspiration will be remembered by the people.
Zhang said Shaw had devoted himself to the cause of serving the country with patriotism, and maintained prosperity and stability of Hong Kong. Shaw was also warmhearted in promoting public welfare which will bring benefit to future generations.
China's retired state leaders also sent their condolences on Thursday, including former premiers Zhu Rongji and Wen Jiabao, former members of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Li Lanqing and Li Changchun, as well as former vice chairman of National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and also former director of State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office Liao Hui.
The incumbent director of State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office Wang Guangya, director of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television Cai Fuchao, party chief of the southwestern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Peng Qinghua, director of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Macao Li Gang, former director of State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office Lu Ping and former deputy directors Chen Zuo'er and Chen Ziying also sent their condolences or conveyed their sympathy.
Zhang Xiaoming, director of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong, came to the mourning hall for Shaw at Hong Kong Funeral Home. Zhang delivered messages of Xi Jinping and Zhang Dejiang to Shaw's wife and the eldest son. Zhang conveyed other state leaders' condolences and sympathy.
Zhang also bowed to a portrait of Run Run Shaw at the mourning hall and expressed his condolence to Shaw's relatives.