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Sun Ganqing (Chinese: 孙干卿; 19 January 1919[1][2] – 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.[3]

Sun Ganqing
孙干卿
Chief of Staff of the Kunming Military Region
In office
23 December 1977 – 29 July 1980
Preceded byZhu Ying
Succeeded byLi Wenqing
Chief of Staff of the Guangzhou Military Region
In office
November 1969 – December 1977
Preceded byYan Zhongchuan
Succeeded byZhou Deli
Commander of the Hainan Military District
In office
July 1963 – November 1969
Preceded byWu Chunren
Succeeded byJiang Xueshan
Personal details
Born(1919-01-19)January 19, 1919
Linzi County, Shandong, China
DiedJanuary 5, 2019(2019-01-05) (aged 99)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China
OccupationPolitician, military officer
AwardsSecond Class Medal, Order of Independence and Freedom
Second Class Medal, Order of Liberation
Military service
Allegiance People's Republic of China
Service/branch People's Liberation Army Ground Force
Years of service1938–1984
RankPLAMjGeneral r.png Major general
CommandsHainan Military District
Guangzhou Military Region
Kunming Military District
Battles/warsSecond Sino-Japanese War
Chinese Civil War
Sino-Vietnamese War.
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

BiographyEdit

Sun was born in Linzi, Shandong, on 19 January 1919.[4] 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.[3]

Sun died of illness in Nanjing, Jiangsu, on 5 January 2019, two weeks before his 100th birthday.[5]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 开国将军离世 65岁仍指挥边境炮战. sina. 6 January 2019. Chinese.
  3. ^ a b 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).
  4. ^ 百岁将军孙干卿驾鹤西去,65岁还带兵作战. 5 January 2019. Btime.com. Chinese.
  5. ^ 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.
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Wu Chunren (吴纯仁)
Commander of the Hainan Military District
July 1963-November 1969
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Yan Zhongchuan (阎仲川)
Chief of staff of the Guangzhou Military Region
November 1969-December 1977
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Chief of staff of the Kunming Military Region
23 December 1977-29 July 1980
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