BEIJING, March 9 (ChinaMil) -- Hua Nan, former deputy director of the General Political Department (GPD) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), died of illness in Beijing on February 27, 2015, at the age of 94.
Hua Nan, born in Rushan city, east China's Shandong province, joined a peripheral organization of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1936 and joined the CPC in 1938.
During the War of Resistance against the Japanese Aggression, Hua Nan worked as a political officer in different troop units of the Eight Route Army. He also attended a lot of important battles during the War of Liberation when he was promoted to the leading positions of the political organs of division-level units of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Hua Nan successively held the posts of editor in chief of the PLA Daily, deputy secretary-general of the PLA General Political Department, president of the PLA Daily, deputy director of the PLA General Political Department and concurrently president of the PLA Daily.
Hua Nan was conferred the military rank of Senior Colonel in 1955, and promoted to Major General in 1964.