The former president of China was taken out of the closing ceremony of the ruling party’s congress … and these are the reasons

In an unusual incident at the Chinese Communist Party congress, former Chinese president Hu Jintao was escorted out of the hall against his will.

Two men led former Chinese President Hu Jintao, 79, out of the hall as the celebration of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China concluded on Saturday in Beijing, according to photos and videos of the meeting, after sitting next to his. successor, Xi Jinping.

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Before his unexpected departure from the hall, the former Chinese president appeared briefly talking to two employees in hall, before the two men led him out.

Hu appeared while stroking the shoulders of Xi Jinping and Premier (Prime Minister) Li Keqiang, leaving the hall as the two men shook their heads at him.

THE media state officials said former Chinese President Hu Jintao “was not well” when he unexpectedly left the closing ceremony of the Communist Party Congress on Saturday.

“Hu Jintao insisted on attending the closing ceremony … even though he needed time to recover,” Xinhua said on Twitter. “When he didn’t feel well during the session, his team escorted him in an adjacent room to rest. He is much better now. “.

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Video footage released by the AFP showed a person repeatedly trying to get the former president out of his seat, alarming officials sitting nearby.

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