Biography of Soong Ching Ling

Date:2019-09-09      Source:The Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling

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Soong Ching Ling was one of founders of the People's Republic of China and a famous patriotic fighter for democracy, internationalism and communism.

Born in Shanghai on January 27th, 1893, she graduated from Wesleyan College for Women, Macon Georgia in the U.S. In her early years, she dedicated herself to China's national liberation and people's revolution in the steps of the great patriot Sun Yat-sen.

They two were maried in Japan in 1915. In 1932, she established the China League for Civil Rights and in 1938 the China Defense League.

After the PRC was founded, she served as Vice Chairman of the Central People's Government, Vice Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, and Vice Chairman of the People's Republic of China etc. In May 1981, she was accepted as a member of the CPC by its Central Committee Political Bureau, and awarded the title of Honorary Chairman of the People's Republic of China by the NPC Standing Committee. She died in Beijing on May 29th, 1981 at the age of 88.