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
Topic |   China’s Communist Party

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