Du Runsheng, Chinese politician, died at 102


Du Runsheng, born in July 18, 1913 and died October 9, 2015.

Runsheng was a Chinese military officer, revolutionary leader, politician, and an economist.

He has been hailed as “China’s father of rural reform”.

From 1982 to 1986, he draws up the annual “Document No.1 of the Central Government” about the rural reform, which promoted the development of rural areas.

Runsheng’s students included Wang Qishan, Justin Yifu Lin, Zhou Qiren, Wen Tiejun, Wang Xiaoqiang, Chen Xiwen, Zhang Musheng, Du Ying, and Weng Yongxi.

Runsheng was a member of the 12th and 13th National People’s Congress and a member of the Central Advisory Commission.

Du Runsheng passed away at age 102 on October 9, 2015.