Li Rui, former secretary of Mao Zedong, rejected state trappings for his funeral, his daughter said. Photo: Handout
Li Rui, former secretary of Mao Zedong, rejected state trappings for his funeral, his daughter said. Photo: Handout

Li Nanyang, daughter of Mao’s personal secretary Li Rui, boycotts father’s funeral and says he rejected state trappings for burial

  • US-based Li Nanyang says Li Rui did not want to be buried in the Babaoshan cemetery for revolutionary figures with a Chinese flag on his coffin
  • Instead, the long-time critic of both Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping wanted to be interred near his parents in their hometown, Li Nanyang said

Li Rui, former secretary of Mao Zedong, rejected state trappings for his funeral, his daughter said. Photo: Handout
Li Rui, former secretary of Mao Zedong, rejected state trappings for his funeral, his daughter said. Photo: Handout
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