Song Ping

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Song Ping
Politburo Standing Committee member of the Communist Party of China
In office
June 1989 – September 1992
General SecretaryJiang Zemin
Head of the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China
In office
June 1987 – December 1989
General SecretaryZhao Ziyang
Jiang Zemin
Preceded byWei Jianxing
Succeeded byLu Feng
State councillor of the State Council
In office
June 1983 – April 1988
PremierZhao Ziyang
Personal details
Born (1917-04-24) 24 April 1917 (age 106)[source?]
Ju County, Shandong, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Spouse(s)Chen Shunyao (陈舜瑶)
ChildrenSong Yichang (宋宜昌)
Song Ping
Traditional Chinese宋平
Simplified Chinese宋平

Song Ping (Chinese: 宋平; pinyin: Sòng Píng; born 24 April 1917) is a Chinese Communist revolutionary. He is a retired high-ranking politician. He was a member of the CPC Politburo Standing Committee. He is thought to be the only living member of the Second Generation of Chinese Leadership.

Song was the political mentors to Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao.[1]

In 1987, Song left the Planning Commission to replace Wei Jianxing as head of the CPC Central Organization Department.[2]

He criticized the pro-democracy demonstrations in the spring of 1989.[3]

He retired as a member of the Politburo Standing Committee on October 19, 1992.[4] He turned 100 in April 2017.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Who's Hu? Meet this engineer-Prez". IBNLive. November 20, 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  2. Thomson, Robert (June 24, 1987). "Beijing shuffle points to growing Cabinet intrigues". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 18. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  3. "Party to purge its ranks". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 11. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  4. Kristof, Nicholas D. (October 20, 1992). "CHINESE SHAKE UP TOP PARTY GROUP; FREE MARKET GAINS". New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  5. Staff (2017-04-22). "夜读:中共元老宋平百岁诞辰:资格最老、退休最久常委 : 八田与一铜像被砍 台南市长亲自写信向日本报告" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-08-07.