Sun Ganqing (Chinese: 孙干卿; 19 January 1919 – 5 January 2019) was a major general of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. He served as chief of staff of the Guangzhou Military Region and the Kunming Military Region, and commander of the Hainan Military District. He was a veteran of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Chinese Civil War, and Sino-Vietnamese War.
|Chief of Staff of the Kunming Military Region|
23 December 1977 – 29 July 1980
|Preceded by||Zhu Ying|
|Succeeded by||Li Wenqing|
|Chief of Staff of the Guangzhou Military Region|
November 1969 – December 1977
|Preceded by||Yan Zhongchuan|
|Succeeded by||Zhou Deli|
|Commander of the Hainan Military District|
July 1963 – November 1969
|Preceded by||Wu Chunren|
|Succeeded by||Jiang Xueshan|
|Born||January 19, 1919|
Linzi County, Shandong, China
|Died||January 5, 2019 (aged 99)|
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Occupation||Politician, military officer|
|Awards||Second Class Medal, Order of Independence and Freedom|
Second Class Medal, Order of Liberation
|Allegiance||People's Republic of China|
|Service/branch||People's Liberation Army Ground Force|
|Years of service||1938–1984|
|Commands||Hainan Military District|
Guangzhou Military Region
Kunming Military District
|Battles/wars||Second Sino-Japanese War|
Chinese Civil War
Sun was born in Linzi, Shandong, on 19 January 1919. He enlisted in the Eighth Route Army at the beginning of 1938. He joined the Communist Party of China at the same year. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, he fought with the Imperial Japanese Army in north China's Shandong province. After war, he was assigned to northeast China, where he successively served as regimental commander of the Northeast Field Corps and chief of staff of the Fourth Field Army. During the Chinese Civil War, he participated in the Battle of Linjiang, Liaoshen Campaign, Pingjin Campaign, and Battle of Hainan Island.
After the founding of the Communist State in 1958, he became deputy commander of the Artillery Division of Guangzhou Military Region. He attained the rank of major general (shao jiang) in 1961. In July 1963 he was appointed commander of the Hainan Military District. In 1977 he was appointed chief of staff of the Kunming Military Region. He retired in September 1984.
- 开国少将孙干卿在南京逝世，享年100岁，开国将星仅存14颗. 6 January 2019. ourjiangsu.com. Chinese.
- 开国将军离世 65岁仍指挥边境炮战. sina. 6 January 2019. Chinese.
- Yue Huairang (2019-01-05). 百岁开国少将、原昆明军区参谋长孙干卿逝世 [Sun Ganqing, a 100-year-old founding major general and former chief of staff of Kunming Military District, died]. thepaper.cn (in Chinese).
- 百岁将军孙干卿驾鹤西去，65岁还带兵作战. 5 January 2019. Btime.com. Chinese.
- 又一位将军离世，原昆明军区参谋长孙干卿因病逝世 [Another general died. Sun Ganqing, former chief of staff of Kunming Military District, died of illness]. eastday.com (in Chinese). 2019-01-06.
Wu Chunren (吴纯仁)
| Commander of the Hainan Military District
July 1963-November 1969
Jiang Xueshan (江雪山)
Yan Zhongchuan (阎仲川)
| Chief of staff of the Guangzhou Military Region
November 1969-December 1977
Zhou Deli (周德礼)
Zhu Ying (朱英)
| Chief of staff of the Kunming Military Region
23 December 1977-29 July 1980
Li Wenqing (李文清)