Xu Jiatun, Chinese politician and dissident, Died at 100

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Xu Jiatun was born on March 10, 1916, and died on June 29, 2016.

He was a Chinese politician and dissident.

Xu Jiatun was the Chinese Communist Party secretary of Jiangsu Province from 1977 to 1983 and the Governor of Jiangsu from 1977 to 1979.

Following his help with the 1989 Tiananmen Square student protests, he left the country and lived in self-exile in the United States.

He was the member of the 11th and 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China from 1977 to 1987.

Jiatun was the Chinese Communist Party secretary of Jiangsu Province from 1977 to 1983 and the Governor of Jiangsu from 1977 to 1979.

Then, he became the director of the Hong Kong branch of the Xinhua News Agency from 1983 to 1989, then China’s de facto political presence in the territory.

Xu Jiatun passed away at 100 yrs old.

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