Foreign News: Mao's Family

Over Yenan, which had hitherto loudly denied any official contact with Moscow, circled Soviet transport planes. To the capital of China's Communists they brought cargoes of medical supplies, two Russian doctors and a tall, youthful Chinese, Mao Yung-fo, second son of Communist Chairman Mao Tse-tung.

Young Mao's smart black Russian boots and well-cut woolen tunic contrasted sharply with the padded garb of Yenan's comrades. He had spent half of his 24 years in Russia, where he had gone in 1935 during the Communist Long March from Central China to the Northwest. His elder...

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