From Mao Confidant to Party Critic


In this obituary in the NYT, I describe the life of Li Rui, Mao's personal secretary who later became a convinced democrat.

Thanks so much to all the people who talked to me, especially to his daughter Li Nanyang, who so selflessly provided photos and information on her remarkable father. 

Category: New York Times, Chinese politics, 
Posted by: ian
Feb 16, 2019