Wang Zhao

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Wang Zhao (Chinese: 王昭; 1917–1970) was a politician of the People's Republic of China. Wang was born in Tianjing Village, Pingshan County, Hebei Province. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1932. He became the secretary of the CPC Shijiazhuang municipal committee and mayor of that city in August 1945. He attended the first CPPCC meeting in September 1949, as a delegate from the Chinese People's Liberation Army, and attended the PRC's inaugural ceremony on October 1. He joined the People's Volunteer Army in October 1950, and fought in the Korean War. He was awarded the first-class national flag medal and second-class independence freedom medal in North Korea. In the Spring of 1961, he was appointed the second secretary of the CPC Qinghai committee and the governor of Qinghai. During the Cultural Revolution, he was persecuted by the Gang of Four and died on February 12, 1970.