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Ma Bufang
馬步芳
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Lieutenant General Ma Bufang
1st Ambassador of the Republic of China to Saudi Arabia
In office
August 1957 – June 1961
President Chiang Kai-shek
Preceded by Diplomatic relations established
Succeeded by Bao Junjian
Governor of Qinghai
In office
5 Mar 1938 – Sep 1949
Preceded by Ma Lin
Succeeded by Zhao Shoushan
Personal details
Born 1903 (1903)
Linxia County, Gansu, China
Died 31 July 1975(1975-07-31) (aged 71–72)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Nationality Republic of China (renounced)
Saudi Arabia
Political party Kuomintang
Spouse(s) Ma Suqin
Children Ma Jiyuan
Alma mater Officers' Training Corps of Qinghai
Awards Order of the Sacred Tripod
Military service
Nickname(s) King of Qinghai
Allegiance  Republic of China
Years of service 1928–1949
Rank General
Unit Ninghai Army
Commands Chairman of Qinghai Province, Commander-in-Chief of 40th Army Group
Battles/wars Sino-Tibetan War, Long March, Second Sino-Japanese War, Chinese Civil War, Ili Rebellion, Kuomintang Pacification of Qinghai

Ma Bufang (1903 – 31 July 1975) (traditional Chinese: 馬步芳; simplified Chinese: 马步芳; pinyin: Mǎ Bùfāng; Wade–Giles: Ma3 Pu4-fang1, Xiao'erjing: ما بوفنگ) was a prominent Muslim Ma clique warlord in China during the Republic of China era, ruling the province of Qinghai. His rank was Lieutenant-general.

General Ma started a state run and controlled industrialization project, directly creating educational, medical, agricultural, and sanitation projects, run or assisted by the state.

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