Censorship Vault: Rumor of Deng Pufang Fleeing China
State Council Information Office: All websites shall delete information about Deng Pufang fleeing China. (June 29, 2013)
Boxun, an overseas Chinese news website, reported in late June that Deng Xiaoping’s son Deng Pufang had absconded with 100 million US dollars [zh]. The report is unsubstantiated. Activists Cao Yaxue and Hu Ping weighed in:
Wild rumors: Deng Pufang, son of Deng Xiaoping “escaped” fm China w a large fortune.Whereabouts unknown. Daughters & grandson disappeared 2.
— Yaxue Cao (@YaxueCao) June 26, 2013
— Hu Ping胡平 (@HuPing1) July 5, 2013
You can’t trust the story of Deng Pufang fleeing [the country], but the strange thing is that when you type in “Deng Pufang” on Baidu, a whole pile of pages appears about Deng running off with money. It’s already been a few days and I don’t see Internet management removing this information. @yancaiwm @aboluowang Deng Xiaoping’s eldest daughter “denies the rumor” that her younger brother has fled (photos): Speculation has recently circulated online that Deng Xiaoping’s son Deng Pufang has fled China with a large sum of money, and that Deng’s grandson has gone missing…
Translation by Mengyu Dong.
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