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Mao's personal secretary, Li Rui, dies

2019-02-16 HKT 13:59
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  • Li was a vocal critic of the Communist Party, and was seen as a representative of those who promote democracy within the party. File photo: RTHK
    Li was a vocal critic of the Communist Party, and was seen as a representative of those who promote democracy within the party. File photo: RTHK
Li Rui, the personal secretary of late state leader Mao Zedong, has died in Beijing. He was 101.

His daughter Li Nanyang, who's now in the United States, said her father passed away at about 8 o'clock on Saturday in Beijing Hospital - where he'd been since March last year.

Li, who became Mao's personal secretary in the late 1950s, was once jailed during the Cultural Revolution.

He later became a vocal critic of the Communist Party, and was seen as a representative of those who promote democracy within the party.