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Dong Biwu

Dong Biwu (Source: news.163.com)

Dong Biwu (March 5, 1886 - April 2, 1975) was a Chinese communist political leader during the regime of Mao Zedong.

Biwu was born in Huanggang, Hubei. He was the President (Chairman of the Executive Committee) of China from 1948 to 1949 and Acting President from 1968 until January 17, 1975 when Zhu De became the succeeding Chairman of the Standing Committee of the People's National Congress (formal Head of State). He was also joint Vice-President of the People's Republic of China with Soong Ching-ling from 1959 until 1975. In 1975 he was elected Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee of People's National Congress (Parliament).

Dong was a member of Politburo of the Communist Party of China from 1945 to 1975. He was elected one of nine members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo at the 10th Congress of the Communist Party in 1973.

He died just a year before Mao and several other important politicians like Zhou Enlai and Zhu De.

In 1991, a statue of Dong Biwu was erected in one of Wuhan's central squares, Hongshan Guangchang. Hubei Provincial Museum houses a collection of Dong's personal items.

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Editor: Xu Xinlei


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