Li Rui, pictured in 2006, was a bold and highly respected figure within China’s ruling elite. Photo: AFP Li Rui, pictured in 2006, was a bold and highly respected figure within China’s ruling elite. Photo: AFP
Li Rui, pictured in 2006, was a bold and highly respected figure within China’s ruling elite. Photo: AFP
Obituaries

Obituary | Mao Zedong’s personal secretary and biggest critic Li Rui dies at 101

  • As a lone dissenting voice among China’s ruling elite, Li spoke out against Xi Jinping and the cult of personality
  • In the 1980s he pushed for measures to limit the power of party officials and protect free speech

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Li Rui, pictured in 2006, was a bold and highly respected figure within China’s ruling elite. Photo: AFP Li Rui, pictured in 2006, was a bold and highly respected figure within China’s ruling elite. Photo: AFP
Li Rui, pictured in 2006, was a bold and highly respected figure within China’s ruling elite. Photo: AFP
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