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Security tight in Beijing after death of purged Chinese leader Zhao

Security has been markedly stepped up in Tiananmen Square, amid fears of protests related to the death of deposed Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang, who opposed a crackdown on 1989 democracy protests in the square. Police were out in force, checking identification papers of visitors to the site of the landmark protests 15 years ago where disgruntled Chinese traditionally hold demonstrations. The state-controlled media meanwhile played down reports of Zhao’s death on Monday at the age of 85. He had been seriously ill in a Beijing hospital for a month with a lung problem. Full Story

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