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UPDATED: 11:51, March 25, 2007
Late Chinese leader Mao Zedong's second son dies
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Mao Anqing, the second son of late top Chinese leader Mao Zedong, died on Friday in Beijing at the age of 84.

Mao Anqing's mourning hall was set up at the Beijing's Western Hill service center.

Mao Anqing, born in 1923 in central China's Hunan Province, was sent to Shanghai together with his elder brother Mao anying and younger brother Mao Anlong after their mother Yang Kaihui was killed in 1930 by the rival warlord.

In 1936, Mao Anqing and Mao Anying were sent to study in Moscow.

Mao Anqing returned to China in 1947 and then joined the Communist Party of China (CPC). He has worked as a Russian translator in the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China since 1949. He has translated a dozen of masterpieces of Marxism and Leninism and some books on political science.

He was the only surviving son of Mao Zedong.

Source: Xinhua

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