Li Zuopeng

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Li Zuopeng (simplified Chinese: 李作鹏; traditional Chinese: 李作鵬; pinyin: Lǐ Zuòpéng; April 24, 1914 – January 3, 2009) was a Chinese general of the People's Liberation Army.

Biography

Li was born in Ji'an, Jiangxi in 1914. He joined the Red Army of the Communist Party of China in 1930.

In the Cultural Revolution, Li was elected as the member of the 9th Politburo of the Communist Party of China in 1969. As an ally of Lin Biao, he lost his position after Lin Biao's fall. He was put on trial and given a seventeen-year prison sentence in 1981.

External links

  • Biography of Li Zuopeng, at Sina.com. (in Chinese)
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