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What Mao’s Grandson Reveals About Modern China

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The most-mocked man at China’s annual rubber-stamp congress—which is wrapping up this week in Beijing—was in some respects also its most privileged.

The only living grandson of the "Great Helmsman," Major General Mao Xinyu, 43, once again served as the butt of jokes about his girth, his intellect, and his career, which even he has admitted owes something to his name.

On Weibo, China’s Twitter, thousands shared a photo of the beefy man in his ill-fitting military uniform with this caption:

“My mom told me since I was little that a military uniform looks good on everyone. When she saw this picture, she finally admitted defeat.”



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