Chinese general Zhang Xudong who stepped down as head of Western Theatre Command in June dies aged 58

Published Oct 06 2021 at 12:00 PM GMT
  • A senior Chinese military commander who was responsible for security along the contested border with India has died at the age of 58.
  • General Zhang Xudong was replaced as head of the Western Theatre Command after just six months as part of a series of leadership changes.
  • Zhang had been suffering from cancer and problems with his gastrointestinal tract before his death on October 1, according to two military sources.
  • Zhang was promoted to full general in late December last year, replacing Zhao….



  • Published Oct 6, 2021 12:00 PM GMT