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Yang Shangkun

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Birthday
5, 1907
Birthplace
Tongnan District, China
Death Date
Sep 14, 1998 (91)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
5, 1907
Birthplace
Tongnan District, China
Death Date
Sep 14, 1998 (91)

About

After serving in the National People's Congress and holding office as Secretary-General of the Chinese Central Military Commission, this communist leader became fourth President of the People's Republic of China.

Before Fame

Shortly after becoming a member of the Communist Youth League, he attended both Shanghai University and the Moscow Sun Yat-sen University.

Trivia

He was involved in both the Chinese Civil War and the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Family Life

His marriage to Li Bozhao resulted in children named Yang Shaoming, Yang Shaojun, and Yang Li.

Associated With

He ended his presidency in 1993 and was succeeded by Jiang Zemin.