Wang Dongxing (left), who died on Friday morning, aged 99, is pictured with Chinese leader Mao Zedong in a photograph taken in 1955. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Chinese leader Mao Zedong’s chief bodyguard, who helped oust Gang of Four, dies aged 99

Wang Dongxing, a 'loyal party warrior' and key figure in ousting the Gang of Four who came to prominence during Cultural Revolution, looked after Mao's safety from 1947 to 1976

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Wang Dongxing (left), who died on Friday morning, aged 99, is pictured with Chinese leader Mao Zedong in a photograph taken in 1955. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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