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Chinese lament death of Annan, who held objective views on China

2018-08-20 10:03:58       source:Global Times

August 19, 2018

The death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, perceived by many Chinese as a China-friendly world leader, was lamented by internet users and experts on Sunday.

Annan died peacefully at the age of 80 in a hospital in Bern, Switzerland on Saturday after a short illness, according to a statement released on Saturday on the website of the Kofi Annan Foundation.

Thousands of Chinese social media posts lamented Annan's death. 

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