General Zhang Xudong, centre, had been suffering from cancer. Photo: Weibo General Zhang Xudong, centre, had been suffering from cancer. Photo: Weibo
General Zhang Xudong, centre, had been suffering from cancer. Photo: Weibo

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

  • Zhang, who was replaced as head of the country’s biggest military theatre, had been suffering from cancer and gastrointestinal problems, military sources say
  • His replacement, Xu Qiling, stepped down after just two months and is also said to be in poor health amid a spate of illnesses among commanders and troops

Topic |   China's military
General Zhang Xudong, centre, had been suffering from cancer. Photo: Weibo General Zhang Xudong, centre, had been suffering from cancer. Photo: Weibo
General Zhang Xudong, centre, had been suffering from cancer. Photo: Weibo
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