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

Yang Baibing said to have signed the order for PLA to shoot Tiananmen protesters, but later fell foul of Deng Xiaoping

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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
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.