Censorship Vault: Rumor of Deng Pufang Fleeing China
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…
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