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The Cautionary Tale of China's Lin Biao

Thomas Vien
East Asia Analyst
Sep 13, 2015 | 13:17 GMT
Chinese leader Mao Zedong accompanied by second-in-command Lin Biao passes through a 1966 Tiananmen Square rally.
Chinese leader Mao Zedong accompanied by second-in-command Lin Biao passes through a 1966 Tiananmen Square rally.
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The story of a prominent Maoist-era military leader and politician -- and his mysterious demise -- holds lessons for modern China as it undergoes seismic changes....

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