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Xu Jiatun
Communist Party Secretary of the Jiangsu
In office
Preceded byPeng Chong
Succeeded byHan Peixin
Governor of Jiangsu
In office
Preceded byPeng Chong
Succeeded byHui Yuyu
Director of the Hong Kong Branch of the New China News Agency
In office
Preceded byWang Kuang
Succeeded byZhou Nan
Personal details
Born10 March 1916(1916-03-10)
Rugao, Nantong, Jiangsu, China
Died29 June 2016(2016-06-29) (aged 100)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Political partyCommunist Party of China (until 1991)

Xu Jiatun (Chinese: 许家屯; 10 March 1916 – 29 June 2016) was a Chinese communist politician and dissident. He was the Chinese Communist Party secretary of Jiangsu Province from 1977 to 1983 and the Governor of Jiangsu from 1977 to 1979. After supporting the 1989 Tiananmen Square student protests, he left the country and lived in self-exile in the United States.

Xu died in Los Angeles, California on 29 June 2016 at the age of 100.[1]