Yang Baibing (right) with his half-brother Yang Shangkun, then Chinese president, at the Great Hall of the People in 1991. Photo: China Foto Press Yang Baibing (right) with his half-brother Yang Shangkun, then Chinese president, at the Great Hall of the People in 1991. Photo: China Foto Press
Yang Baibing (right) with his half-brother Yang Shangkun, then Chinese president, at the Great Hall of the People in 1991. Photo: China Foto Press

Obituary: Yang Baibing backed 1989 crackdown and prospered from it

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Yang Baibing (right) with his half-brother Yang Shangkun, then Chinese president, at the Great Hall of the People in 1991. Photo: China Foto Press Yang Baibing (right) with his half-brother Yang Shangkun, then Chinese president, at the Great Hall of the People in 1991. Photo: China Foto Press
Yang Baibing (right) with his half-brother Yang Shangkun, then Chinese president, at the Great Hall of the People in 1991. Photo: China Foto Press
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