Vũ Hồng Khanh

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Vũ Hồng Khanh (chữ Hán: 武鴻卿; 1898 - 14 November 1993) born Vũ Văn Giản (武文簡), was a Vietnamese revolutionary of the Việt Nam Quốc Dân Đảng faction.[1]

Vũ Hồng Khanh left Vietnam for Yunnan during the French colonial crackdown of 1930 and enrolled in a Kuomintang military school in Kunming. He graduated and was granted a commission in the Nationalist Chinese Twentieth Army Corps, where he rose quickly to the rank of brigadier general. In 1941 he took on the role of head of a school training Vietnamese, Burmese and Thai recruits. He became the vice-president of the "Government of National Unity," March to October 1946.[2][3] After Mao declared a communist state in Beijing in 1949 the exiled Vietnamese nationalists in China formed the Liên Minh, supporting Cường Để and opposing both the French and the communists. Following the fall of Guangzhou to the communists the headquarters of the exiles moved to Hainan island, and Vũ Hồng Khanh became the leader of the part of the organisation which was to operate within Vietnam.[4]

Khanh retired to his home village of làng Thổ Tang, modern Vĩnh Tường District, where he died at the age of 95.

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  1. ^ Văn Đào Hoàng Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang: A Contemporary History of a National 2008 "Vũ Hồng Khanh was elected its secretary general, putting him in opposition to the Ngô Thúc Địch central committee. Each party organization tried to recruit more Party members and cultivate better activities and achievements than the other."
  2. ^ Nguyen Công Luan Nationalist in the Viet Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned 2012 - "Other nationalist leaders were appointed ministers, such as the famous writer Nguyễn T?ờng Tam, pen name Nhất Linh, of the Việt Quốc, as minister of foreign affairs, and Vũ Hồng Khanh of the Việt Quốc, vice chairman of the Resistance ..."
  3. ^ Robert Trando Letters of a Vietnamese Émigre 2010 Page 47 "The opposition party arrived, especially Nguyễn Hải Thần and Vũ Hồng Khanh, in starched blue denim, high-collared, Chinese-style outfits. Hồ went out to meet them, arms wide open in a bear hug, tears circling his eyes."
  4. ^ Vietnamese Royal Exile in Japan - Page 203 "This organisation's central committee already consisted of active nationalists, including men of calibre like Nguyễn Hải Thần, Vũ Hồng Khanh and Lưu Đức Trung himself. The Liên Minh, as it was known, attracted about 210 members, most of whom were Chinese and Vietnamese emigrés. ... Thus Vũ Hồng Khanh became the leader of this organisation which was to operate within Vietnam as well. As far as .