Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong’s grandson may have been among the 36 casualties in a bus accident in North Korea last month, according to Radio France International’s Chinese arm.
While the Chinese government has not released the names of the victims, RFI reported on April 30 citing a Chinese source that 48-year-old Mao Xinyu was among those who perished in the bus crash in North Hwanghae Province.
A Chinese professor found himself unemployed soon after dissing Mao Zedong online.
Deng Xiaochao criticized Mao Zedong over Weibo on December 26, the late ruler’s 123rd birthday. According to Reuters, the art professor suggested that Mao was responsible for the famine that took the lives of three million people and the Cultural Revolution that killed two million more.