Li Peng, China’s former premier, died in Beijing late on Monday aged 90. Photo: AFP

Former Chinese premier Li Peng dies, aged 90

  • Known in China as a ‘loyal communist warrior’, Li is also remembered abroad as the ‘Tiananmen Butcher’ for backing the crackdown on student-led protests in 1989
  • Death of controversial politician prompts renewed calls for him to ‘be held accountable’ for bloodshed three decades ago
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown

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Li Peng, China’s former premier, died in Beijing late on Monday aged 90. Photo: AFP
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