Thursday, July 24, 2014   

Deng Xiaoping's grandson promoted
(06-24 14:36)

The grandson of China's late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping has been given his first low-level leadership post in the area where his grandfather made history, state media said Tuesday.
Many children of the founding leaders of Communist China have risen up the ranks of officialdom, some from humble rural positions, including current President and ruling party chief Xi Jinping, but the third generation have often sought lucrative careers in business.
Deng Zhuodi "has taken up the post of Pingguo county's Xinan township party committee secretary'' in Baise city, in the southern region of Guangxi, the official China National Radio said in an online report.
One photo showed the young Deng sitting behind a desk with papers and a name card, gesturing with his hands and looking engaged. Another showed him as a child being held by his grandfather.
Deng, who is believed to be around 30, is also deputy chief of Pingguo county, a post he took up last year, the report said.
Baise has particular resonance because Deng Xiaoping launched an uprising there in 1929 in one of the earliest battles in China's brutal civil war that saw the Communists force their Nationalist rivals to retreat to Taiwan and establish the People's Republic of China in 1949. --AFP   
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