8th Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party

The 8th Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party was elected at the 1st Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee on September 28, 1956, consisting of 17 members and 6 alternate members. This Politburo was preceded by the 7th Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party.

There were additions to the membership in 1958 and 1966. During the Cultural Revolution, many members and alternate members fell from power, and the Politburo ceased to function between March, 1967 and April, 1969. This was because of continuously high cultural tension.

Once this settled down, the 9th Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party firmly met in a congressional plenum.

Members (17)Edit

Alternate members (6)Edit

  • Ulanhu (fell from power in August 1966)
  • Zhang Wentian (fell from power in August 1959)
  • Lu Dingyi (fell from power in May 1966)
  • Chen Boda (until August 1966, when he became a full member and a member of the standing committee)
  • Kang Sheng (until August 1966, when he became a full member and a member of the standing committee)
  • Bo Yibo (fell from power in January 1967) [1][2][3]

Member elected in May, 1958 (3)Edit

at the 5th Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee:

Members elected in August, 1966 (6)Edit

at the 11th Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee:

Alternate members elected in August, 1966 (3)Edit

at the 11th Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1st Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee of the CPC (Chinese)".
  2. ^ "5th Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee of the CPC (Chinese)".
  3. ^ "11th Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee of the CPC (Chinese)".
  4. ^ "5th Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee of the CPC (Chinese)".
  5. ^ "11th Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee of the CPC (Chinese)".

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