Yang Yong (general)

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Yang Yong
杨勇
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Yang Yong
Secretary of Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee
In office
September 1982 – January 1983
Deputy Secretary General of Central Military Commission.
In office
January 1980 – January 1983
Deputy Chief of staff of People's Liberation Army General Staff Department
In office
September 1977 – January 1980
Governor of Guizhou
In office
January 1950 – April 1951
Personal details
Born (1913-10-28)October 28, 1913
Liuyang, Hunan
Died January 6, 1983(1983-01-06) (aged 69)
Beijing
Political party Communist Party of China
Children Yang Xiaoping (杨小平)[1]
Alma mater PLA National Defence University
Occupation Politician
Awards Order of Bayi
Order of Independence and Freedom
Order of Liberation
Military service
Allegiance  People's Republic of China
Service/branch People's Liberation Army Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Liberation Army
Years of service 1927-1983
Rank PLAGeneral r.png General
Commands Commanding officer
Battles/wars Second Sino-Japanese War
Chinese Civil War
Yang Yong
Traditional Chinese 楊勇
Simplified Chinese 杨勇

Yang Yong (28 October 1913 – 6 January 1983) was a general in the People's Liberation Army of China.[2] He served as the secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee between September 1982 to January 1983, and governor of Guizhou, from January 1950 to April 1951.[1]

Life

Yang Yong was born Yang Shijun (Chinese: 杨世峻/楊世峻) in Wenjiashi Town of Liuyang, Hunan province, Republic of China.

In 1926, Yang joined the Young Pioneers of China and served as the captain. In April 1927, he joined the Communist Youth League of China. After the Mari Incident (Chinese: 馬日事變/马日事变), he took part in the Long March.

In February 1930, Yang joined the Communist Party of China and Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army, at that time, he took part in the Fifth Encirclement Campaign against Jiangxi Soviet.

During the Second Sino-Japanese War, he wounded in the Battle of Pingxingguan.

In May 1940, Yang served as the commanding officer of the West of Shandong Military Region.

In 1945, Yang took part in the Handan Campaign, then Longhai Campaign, Dingtao Campaign, and Huai County Campaign.

In July 1947, Yang took part in the West of Henan Campaign, Yuncheng Campaign. One year later, he took part in the Huaihai Campaign. After 1949, he commanded the 5th Army (including the 17th and 18th Corps) of the Second Field Army.

After the founding of PRC, Yang served as the governor of Guizhou and commanding officer of Guizhou Military Region.

At the end of 1950, Yang entered the PLA National Defence University and served as the director.

In April 1953, Yang went to North Korea to assist in the Korean War.

On September 27, 1955 he was made a full general of PLA.

In October 1958, he was appointed as commanding officer of Beijing Military Region.

In 1966, Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution, he suffered political persecution and experienced mistreatment; he was rehabilitated in 1978.[3]

In 1972, he served as the deputy commanding officer of Shenyang Military Region, then he was transferred to Xinjiang.

In August 1973, Yang was elected as a member of Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and was re-elected in August 1977.

In August 1975, Yang served as the commanding officer of Xinjiang Military Region.

In September 1977, Yang was transferred to Beijing as the Deputy Chief of Staff of People's Liberation Army General Staff Department and a member of Central Military Commission.

In February 1978, Yang was elected as a member of Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.

In January 1980, Yang served as the deputy secretary general of Central Military Commission.[4]

In September 1982, Yang was elected as a member of Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and secretary of Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

On January 6, 1983, Yang died of illness in Beijing, aged 70.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b 开国上将杨勇——杨小平眼中的父亲. CPCnews (in Chinese). 2007. 
  2. ^ 开国上将杨勇:勇冠三军 百战百胜 (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. 2013. 
  3. ^ 林彪迫害上将杨勇:不表忠心就千方百计逼他自杀. Hexun (in Chinese). 2011. 
  4. ^ 79年上将杨勇因何失总参谋长一职:得罪人被写匿名信. Ifeng (in Chinese). 2014. 
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