Professor forced to retire after Mao comments

A Shandong province professor who posted controversial comments about Mao Zedong online has been forced to retire after he was removed from his political advisor role, reports Global Times.

Deng Xiangchao, deputy head of the School of Art at Shandong Jianzhu University, was ordered to retire by the university's Communist Party committee recently and stop any teaching-related activities both on and off campus, news portal reported on 7 January.

Deng was also fired from his jobs as a member of the Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and as counsellor to the provincial government, the Shandong government announced. The report said the Shandong Jianzhu University Party committee made its decision to force him retire due to "Deng's misbehaviour over false speech" adding he had posted "wrong" comments on his personal Sina Weibo microblog many times.
Full report on the Global Times site