BEIJING | Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial

20Feb - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BEIJING (AP) — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime.

Li Rui’s memorial was held at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, where many high-ranking former officials are buried. His daughter Li Nanyang said the ceremony was against her father’s wishes, which according to her were: to not have a memorial, to not be brought to Babaoshan, and to not be draped with the party flag.

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