Bo Yibo

Bo Yibo

Birth
Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
Death 15 Jan 2007 (aged 98)
Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
Burial Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
Plot Ashes interred
Memorial ID 17764878 · View Source
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Politician, Revolutionary Figure. Known as one of the "Eight Immortals," he played a key role in the Chinese Civil War and the 1949 Communist Cultural Revolution. He joined the Chinese Communist Party in 1925 at the age of 17, and fought in the Second World War against Japanese occupation forces in China. Following the Communists rise to power in 1949, he served in a number of party leadership positions including finance minister, vice premier, deputy prime minister, chairman of the State Economic Commission and vice-chairman of the Party's Central Advisory Commission. Considered a staunch hardliner and anti-imperialist, he was a vocal supporter of the government's military crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of political opponents. At the time of his death at age 98, he was one of the oldest surviving members of the Chinese Communist Party.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 2 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17764878
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bo Yibo (17 Feb 1908–15 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17764878, citing Babaoshan Cemetery, Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China ; Maintained by Find A Grave .