Li Rui, former deputy head of the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, died i
As a representative figure among veteran outspoken officials, he was hailed among Chinese liberals and Western public opin
Looking back on Li’s life, the prime of his life was embedded in the wave of the Chinese Revolu
In his later years, he participated in the creation of a special type of “veteran cadre + critic.” Stronger opinion was not at al
Li’s later years were a success from another perspective as well. He had been enjoying a
It should be noted that Li in his later years became a symbol of the diversificat
Supporters may hold that he had added a voice and more importantly a “scarce voice,” while
Li’s later years demonstrated a special way of boycotting China’s mainstream path. Such a role played by him may reflect various value judgments.