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Wang Xinting
王新亭

File:File: Wangxinting1955.jpg
Member of the Central Military Commission

In office
28 September 1954 – 1975
Chairman Mao Zedong
Personal details
Born (1908-12-23)December 23, 1908
Xiaogan, Hubei Province, China
Died December 11, 1984(1984-12-11) (aged 75)
Beijing, China
Military service
Allegiance  China
Service/branch Ground Force Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Liberation Army
Years of service 1930–1984
Rank PLAGeneral r.png General
Commands 129th Division of the Eighth Route Army, Commander of Taiyue Military Region, Director of Politics in the Hebei – Shandong – Henan Military region
Battles/wars Encirclement Campaigns, Long March, Second Sino-Japanese War, Chinese Civil War, Chengdu Campaign
Awards 中国人民解放军一级八一勋章的略章.png Order of Bayi (First Class)

中国人民解放军一级独立自由勋章的略章.png Order of Independence and Freedom (First Class)
中国人民解放军一级解放勋章的略章.PNG Order of Liberation (China) (First Class)

Wang Xinting (Chinese: 王新亭; pinyin: Wáng Xīntíng; 23 December 1908 – 11 December 1984) was a general in the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China from Hubei.[1]

Biography

Early life

Wang was born into a humble peasant family in Xiaogan, Hubei Province. In the spring of 1926, he joined the workers’ and peasants’ movement. He joined the Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army in 1930 and was appointed as a team leader. Following in September, he joined the Communist Party of China. In 1931, he was appointed Party Committee secretary of the 10th Division in the Red Fourth Army. Later in the year, he was appointed as the deputy secretary general of the army’s political department. In October 1932, following the Encirclement Campaigns Wang Xinting and Red Fourth Army evacuated Hubei and Henan in favor of Northern Sichuan. In July, he was appointed as the political director of the Red Ninth Army. Wang Xinting participated in the “anti-three-way siege" operations and “anti-six-way siege" operations. Wang Xinting joined the Long March in May 1935 and was later promoted to Chief Minister of the General Political Department of the Red Fourth Army. With the army’s arrival in northern Shaanbei in 1936, Wang was concurrently appointed as the Political Director of the Red Thirty-First Army.

During the Second Sino-Japanese War

Following the outbreak of war, Wang was appointed as the Political Director in the 129th Division of the Eighth Route Army, assisting in the expansion of the army in the Shanxi – Changzhi region.[2] In January 1938, he was appointed as the political commissar of the 386th Brigade and worked alongside Chen Geng. On 22 February 1938, the brigade ambushed and killed more than 130 Japanese troops. The 386th Brigade was notoriously known for their guerilla warfare, and with other surrounding brigades inflicted over 4000 casualties to the Imperial Japanese Army. The Japanese hunt for the brigade extended to pasting slogans on such as "focus your attack on the 386th Brigade" on their tanks.[3]

References

  1. 1165. "王新亭--中国共产党新闻--中国共产党新闻网". http://cpc.people.com.cn/GB/64162/126778/127857/7537510.html. 
  2. xzbu论文网. "人民解放军第六十军首任军长王新亭" (in zh-cn). http://www.xzbu.com/1/view-312527.htm. 
  3. 华军 (1994). 铁血万里: 第二野战军纵横征战纪实. . 四川人民出版社. pp. 27. 

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