Mao Xinyu is Mao Zedong’s only grandson, and he is not only quite rotund but also noticeably lacking in rhetorical ability. Both qualities are on display in this recent video (chinese). For all that however, Grandson Mao holds a Ph.D in military history, sits in China’s legislative body the CPPCC, and last year became the youngest ever Major General of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
If that list of accomplishments itself isn’t enough to make clear why some have cried nepotism, it doesn’t help that Mao the younger is know for constantly playing up his ancestry. The title of Mao Xinyu’s book: Grandfather Mao Zedong. Rounding out his resume as a role model Grandson Mao has two kids in a country where most are allowed only one.