Mao Zedong grandson now China’s major general

NEWS.COM.AU, Australia, 22Sep09: THE grandson of Mao Zedong, the revolutionary leader who established the People’s Republic of China in 1949, has been promoted to major general in the nation’s army.

Mao Xinyu, a politician and researcher at the Academy of Military Sciences of the People’s Liberation Army, received the promotion in June, the Chongqing Evening News reported.


He is also a leading member of the ruling Communist Party’s Youth League and a top parliamentary political adviser.

News of his promotion comes ahead of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China by Mao Zedong on October 1, 1949.

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