Chairman Mao's Grandson is a Blogger

Meet Mao Xinyu, a 38-year-old senior colonel in China's People's Liberation Army and blogger. He's not just any blogger - his blog, which is all about Chairman Mao, was voted most popular by the readers of People's Daily last year.

Oh, and one more thing: Xinyu is the grandson of Chairman Mao.

Mao's blog is largely dedicated to an appreciation of his grandfather, who died when he was six years old. The founder of communist China is still admired by many people here -despite the fact that millions died because of famine and conflict during his rule (an official Communist Party verdict delivered after his death ruled - with precision - that Chairman Mao was 70% right and 30% wrong).

"The greatest happiness of my life and satisfaction come from a real understanding of a great man. And he is my grandfather," grandson Mao writes.

Link | Mao Xinyu's blog (in Chinese) - via TYWKIWDBI

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Haha look at how fat this guy is, and hes in the army? thats laughable, obviously he is being pacified with a diet of twinkies funded by the collective will of the proletariat

uhoh, i think the People's Liberation Army Special Operations Forces are knocking at my door ;(
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Mao Zedong (aka Mousy Dung) was a MASS MURDERER, who killed even more than did Hitler. He was also an atheist who suppressed religions, another crime against humanity.
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Right or wrong, Mao will always be the father of modern China. These days he is revered as almost a Santa Claus-like demigod.

Regardless of the terrible things he did, of which he did many, he did unite an internally (eternally) warring China with a serious Japanese Imperial Army infestation under a single government to create the modern Chinese state.

The "Long March" he led in the mid-1930s was truly an amazing undertaking which deserves the mythic status it has in modern Chinese society.

Hundreds of thousands or even millions of people died as a result of Mao's arrogance, stubbornness and even evil. He wasn't all about arrogance and evil, however, and simply calling him a GOOD or BAD man is inappropriate for someone involved in so much history.

We Americans tend to see things in black or white. Mao's life and legacy was far too complex to be reduced to a simple, single label.

And don't forget, kids: Sailing the seas depends on the helmsman.
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If you all are interested in reading about the real Mao, I recommend the book "Mao: the Unknown Story" by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday.

It isn't pretty.
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