Lin Biao

Drawing the News: Chinese Dream, Chinese Nightmare

Last week, Luobowang (“Carrot Net”) invited readers to satirize a public service advertisement in the state-run Global Times [zh]: How did China get strong? Because of the Communist Party. 中国何以强?缘有共产党 The newspaper...

Xi Said to Be “Fine”; Whereabouts Still Unknown

After more than a week of speculation over his whereabouts after Xi Jinping disappeared from the public eye and cancelled several meetings with foreign dignitaries, a source told The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore that...

Birth Centennial of Lin Biao, Once Second Only to Mao, a Nonevent – Reuters

From Reuters, via the International Herald Tribune: The 100th birth anniversaries of China’s leaders are traditionally marked with public fanfare, but Lin Biao, who once wielded power second only to Mao Zedong before he died in a mysterious plane crash in 1971, is an exception. Lin’s death shocked and embarrassed China and was not announced […]

Lin Biao Back in the Fold – Various

Various outlets have noted that “traitor” Lin Biao (ÊûóÂΩ™ )–the hand-picked successor to Mao killed in an infamous plane crash in 1971 after supposedly conspiring to assassinate his benefactor–is included in a new display at the Chinese Military Museum in Beijing. The display is called “The Ten Marshals” and depicts the men considered to have […]

Mongolia doubted fuel shortage theory in Lin Biao plane crash – Kyodo

From Kyodo News: An investigation by Mongolia into the 1971 plane crash that killed Lin Biao, China’s No. 2 leader at the time, concluded that the cause was unlikely to have been a lack of fuel as China says, records obtained by Kyodo News show. Meanwhile, a Mongolian source knowledgeable about the investigation told Kyodo […]



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