8th Politburo of the Communist Party of China

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The 8th Politburo of the Communist Party of China was elected at the 1st Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee on September 28, 1956, consisting of 17 members and 6 alternate members. There were additions to the membership in 1958 and 1966. During the Cultural Revolution, many members and alternate members fell from power, and the Politburo ceased to function between March, 1967 and April, 1969.

Members (17)[edit]

Alternate members (6)[edit]

  • Ulanhu (fell from power in August 1966)
  • Zhang Wentian (fell from power in August 1959)
  • Lu Dingyi (fell from power in May 1966)
  • Chen Boda (until August 1966, when he became a full member and a member of the standing committee)
  • Kang Sheng (until August 1966, when he became a full member and a member of the standing committee)
  • Bo Yibo (fell from power in January 1967) [1][2][3]

Member elected in May, 1958 (3)[edit]

at the 5th Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee:

Members elected in August, 1966 (6)[edit]

at the 11th Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee:

Alternate members elected in August, 1966 (3)[edit]

at the 11th Plenary Session of the 8th Central Committee:

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