|Secretary of Secretariat of the Chinese Communist Party|
September 1982 – January 1983
|Deputy Secretary General of Central Military Commission|
January 1980 – January 1983
|Deputy Chief of staff of People's Liberation Army General Staff Department|
September 1977 – January 1980
|Commanding officer of Beijing Military Region|
September 1958 – June 1963
|Preceded by||Yang Chengwu|
|Succeeded by||Zheng Weishan|
|Governor of Guizhou|
January 1950 – April 1951
|Preceded by||Gu Zhenglun|
|Succeeded by||Zhou Lin|
|Born||October 28, 1913|
Liuyang, Hunan, China
|Died||January 6, 1983 (aged 69)|
|Political party||Chinese Communist Party|
|Alma mater||PLA National Defence University|
|Allegiance||People's Republic of China|
|Service/branch||People's Liberation Army|
|Years of service||1927-1983|
|Battles/wars||Second Sino-Japanese War|
Chinese Civil War
|Awards||Order of Bayi|
Order of Independence and Freedom
Order of Liberation
Yang Yong (Chinese: 杨勇; 28 October 1913 – 6 January 1983) was a general in the People's Liberation Army of China. He served as the secretary of the Secretariat of the Chinese Communist Party between September 1982 and January 1983, and governor of Guizhou, from January 1950 to April 1951.
Yang Yong was born Yang Shijun (Chinese: 杨世峻/楊世峻) in Wenjiashi Town of Liuyang, Hunan province, Republic of China.
In 1926, Yang joined the Young Pioneers of China and served as the captain. In April 1927, he joined the Communist Youth League of China. After the Mari Incident (马日事变; 馬日事變), he took part in the Long March.
In February 1930, Yang joined the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army, at that time, he took part in the Fifth Encirclement Campaign against Jiangxi Soviet.
In May 1940, Yang served as the commanding officer of the West of Shandong Military Region.
In July 1947, Yang took part in the West of Henan Campaign, Yuncheng Campaign. One year later, he took part in the Huaihai Campaign. After 1949, he commanded the 5th Army (including the 17th and 18th Corps) of the Second Field Army.
After the founding of PRC, Yang served as the governor of Guizhou and commanding officer of Guizhou Military Region.
At the end of 1950, Yang entered the PLA National Defence University and served as the director.
On September 27, 1955, he was made a full general of PLA.
In October 1958, he was appointed as commanding officer of Beijing Military Region.
In 1966, Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution, he suffered political persecution and experienced mistreatment; he was rehabilitated in 1978.
In 1972, he served as the deputy commanding officer of Shenyang Military Region, then he was transferred to Xinjiang.
In August 1973, Yang was elected as a member of Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, and was re-elected in August 1977.
In August 1975, Yang served as the commanding officer of Xinjiang Military Region.
In February 1978, Yang was elected as a member of Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
In January 1980, Yang served as the deputy secretary general of Central Military Commission.
In September 1982, Yang was elected as a member of Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and secretary of Secretariat of the Chinese Communist Party.
On January 6, 1983, Yang died of illness in Beijing, aged 70.
- Former Residence of Yang Yong
zh (Gu Zhenglun)
|Governor of Guizhou
|Commanding officer of Beijing Military Region
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