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WEI GUOQING (1913–1989)

Wei Guoqing was a Chinese general in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. He was born in a family of the Zhuang ethnic background in Guangxi province, bordering Vietnam. He took over in late 1950 as the head of the Chinese Military Advisor Delegation to Vietnam, replacing Chen Geng who had been transferred to Korea. Wei’s poor health caused him to return to China frequently, and during his absences either Luo Guibo or Wei’s deputy, General Mei Jiasheng, assumed direct command of the Military Advisory Delegation. After returning from Vietnam, Wei served as the governor of Guangxi province (1955–1975) and the director of the General Political Affairs Department of the People’s Liberation Army (1977–1982).