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BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has praised late local official Liao Junbo for his excellent service, calling on Party members and officials to learn from him.
Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in an instruction letter in praise of Liao, who died in a traffic accident while heading to a meeting on March 18.
Liao was vice mayor of Nanping City in southeast China's Fujian Province and used to serve as party chief of Zhenghe County.
In June 2015, Liao was honored as one of 102 model county party chiefs by the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.
Xi noted that Liao had led local officials and people in pragmatically carrying out work, showing his loyalty to the Party and selfless devotion to duty.
Xi asked Party committees and governments at various levels to care for and help relatives of excellent grassroots officials who had lost their lives in the line of duty.