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Karel Appel, 85, an internationally renowned Dutch painter whose impetuous, color-laden canvases were among the most vibrant hallmarks of the postwar European art movement known as Cobra, which he helped found, died on May 3 at his home in Zurich.
With his camera and red arm band, he captured the dark side of Mao’s revolution at great personal risk. Many of the images were stashed under a floor, going undeveloped for years.
Ms. Yao was a celebrated singer in Shanghai and Hong Kong starting in the 1930s. One of her songs appeared on the soundtrack of the film “Crazy Rich Asians.”
For decades, critics called for Mr. Li, who became known as the “butcher of Beijing,” to face trial or a public reckoning for his role in the 1989 bloodshed.
Mr. Li walked a fine line between scholarship and serving the Communist Party as he sought the truth about his country’s distant past.
Once one of Mao Zedong’s personal secretaries, Mr. Li became a revisionist historian and a standard-bearer for liberal values in China.
Known affectionately as the “madman” of Taiwan, Mr. Li vigorously defended freedom of speech and called for reunification with mainland China.
Mr. Wan, a party secretary in a rural province, instituted agricultural reforms adopted throughout China after discovering that people were starving.
Dr. Li helped show a skeptical medical establishment that a dominant gene, passed from parent to child, was predisposing family members to various cancers.
The death on Wednesday of Li Hu, a campaigner for the rights of people with H.I.V./AIDS, has drawn together a group of people in China who struggle with widespread discrimination.
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