FILE - In this July 31, 1998 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, former Beijing Mayor and Communist Party leader Chen Xitong, center, stands in Beijing's Municipal Higher Peoples Court. Chen, who backed the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democratic movement during his term but later expressed regret, died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the age of 82, two days before the 24th anniversary of the bloody quelling of the student-led movement, according to media reports and a family friend. At the height of his career, Chen was one of China's most powerful men, but an anticorruption campaign brought about his spectacular downfall. (AP Photo/Xinhua, File) NO SALES

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FILE - In this July 31, 1998 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, former Beijing Mayor and Communist Party leader Chen Xitong, center, stands in Beijing's Municipal Higher Peoples Court. Chen, who backed the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democratic movement during his term but later expressed regret, died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the age of 82, two days before the 24th anniversary of the bloody quelling of the student-led movement, according to media reports and a family friend. At the height of his career, Chen was one of China's most powerful men, but an anticorruption campaign brought about his spectacular downfall. (AP Photo/Xinhua, File) NO SALES
FILE - In this July 31, 1998 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, former Beijing Mayor and Communist Party leader Chen Xitong, center, stands in Beijing's Municipal Higher Peoples Court. Chen, who backed the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democratic movement during his term but later expressed regret, died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the age of 82, two days before the 24th anniversary of the bloody quelling of the student-led movement, according to media reports and a family friend. At the height of his career, Chen was one of China's most powerful men, but an anticorruption campaign brought about his spectacular downfall. (AP Photo/Xinhua, File) NO SALES
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