Peng Dehuai

Peng Dehuai

[peng duh-hwahy]
noun
1898–1974, Chinese Communist military leader: defense minister 1954–59.
Also, P'eng Te-huai [puhng duh-hwahy] .
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military leader, one of the greatest in Chinese communist history, and minister of national defense of China from 1954 until 1959, when he was removed for criticizing the military and economic policies of the party.

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