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Li Peng, hardline Chinese leader in Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 90

Li Peng, hardline Chinese leader in Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 90

Former Chinese Premier Li Peng, reviled by rights activists and many in the Chinese capital as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died, state media reported on Tuesday.