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Yang Chengwu

This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yang.

Yang Chengwu (simplified Chinese: 杨成武; traditional Chinese: 楊成武; pinyin: Yáng Chéngwǔ; October 27, 1914 - February 14, 2004), alias Yang Nengjun (Chinese: 杨能俊; pinyin: Yáng Néngjùn) was a general of the People's Republic of China. He was also a Proletarian Revolutionist and a military strategist of the People's Liberation Army.[1] He was the Deputy Chief of General Staff of the People's Liberation Army from 1954-1965 and 1974-1980

Yang was born in Changting County, Fujian Province of China on October 8, 1914. He died on February 14, 2004 in Beijing, at the age of 90.

He was one the "Three Yang" in Chinese Military. (The other two were Yang Dezhi and Yang Yong.)


  • All translations are approximate
  1. ^ 杨成武 (in Chinese). Retrieved June 16, 2010. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Luo Ruiqing
Head of PLA General Staff Headquarters
Succeeded by
Huang Yongsheng

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