Li Na (李纳), a daughter of new China’s founding
Zedong, has recently wrote a letter to the top national
leadership, urging them not to make a hasty decision on commercial
plantation of the GM rice
until thorough researches have been conducted over its long
term impact on human health. Reportedly, this was the first
time she ever publicly voiced her opinion on state affairs
since the death of her father in 1976.
During the annual People’s
Conference meeting this March, her sister Li Ming (李敏)
jointly tabled a bill on the issue with Ren Yuanzhen (任远征:
the daughter of former general-secretary of CCP Ren Bishi
任弼时) and Dong Lianghui (董良翚: the daughter of former president
of China Dong Biwu 董必武) and other fifty members at the
In the meanwhile, Deng
Xiaoping’s daughter Deng Nan, who once served as the
sole messenger of her father, the supreme leader of China
in late last century (Wonder if she ever faked her father’s
message for her own benefit. If this was the case, the
respectable elderly shall not be blamed for the problems
manifested lately which were believed to be partly derived
from his earlier directives), is reported to have visited
GM biologist Zhang and encouraged him to keep fighting
until the GM rice are commercially planted in China.
said to be responsible for illegally distributing the GM
rice seeds to farmers before they were officially declared
to be “safe”.
The following are some online comments from
viewers of the news:
My salute to Comrade Li Na!
Li Na speaks for the majority of Chinese people,
while Deng Nan represents the interest of elite
What a stark contrast between two daughters
of two former leaders! It is said that to judge a man under
thirty you should look at his father, and to judge a man
over thirty you should observe his son. Don’t you think it
is well said?
Like her father, Mao’s daughter cares about
the people at the grassroots level, and concerns the welfare
of our nation’s future, while Deng’s daughter only thinks
how to collect more wealth for her family. If she loves the
GM rice so dearly, she and her children should keep eating
it for life. We have no objection on that.
Showdown between People and Elites