lørdag 29. august 2015

Wang Dongxing obituary

When Mao Zedong’s bodyguard, Wang Dongxing, who has died aged 99, joined the plot to arrest Mao’s wife, Jiang Qing, and her associates in the “Gang of Four” after Mao’s death in China in 1976, he knew it was a high-risk affair. Assembling a group of special forces officers under his command, he made them swear an oath of loyalty and secrecy. He also instructed them to shoot to kill if there was any armed resistance. Read more