Wang Renzhong

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Wang Renzhong
Black and white photograph of Wang Renzhong in 1979
Wang Renzhong in 1979
Native name
王任重
Born(1917-01-15)January 15, 1917
DiedMarch 16, 1992(1992-03-16) (aged 75)

Wang Renzhong (Chinese: 王任重; January 15, 1917 – March 16, 1992) was a Chinese political leader. He was born to a peasant family in Jing County, Hebei. In November 1933, he joined the Communist Party of China. From 1938, he served as the vice director of Hebei-Shandong-Henan CPC Publicity Department, director of South Hebei CPC Propaganda Department, and as a party group secretary. After 1945, he became the director of South Hebei CPC Administrative Office.[1]

After 1949, he arrived in Wuhan with the army, and was appointed as a standing member of Hubei Provincial Party Committee and vice president of People's Government of Hubei Province. In 1954 he became First Secretary (Party Chief) of the Hubei Communist Party Committee, the top leader of the province. He was very active in the Great Leap Forward period, but was purged during the Cultural Revolution, and imprisoned for eight years until 1975. In 1978 he became the vice-premier of the State Council, and from 1980 to 1982 he served as the head of Publicity Department.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "全国政协副主席王任重_中小学教育网". www.g12e.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 2016-06-22.
  2. ^ "王任重". www.gov.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 2016-06-22.