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

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…


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