John Wilkes (17 October 1725 – 26 December 1797) was an English radical, journalist, and politician.
He was first elected Member of Parliament in 1757. In the Middlesex election dispute, he fought for the right of voters—rather than the House of Commons—to determine their representatives. In 1771, he was instrumental in obliging the government to concede the right of printers to publish verbatim accounts of parliamentary debates. In 1776, he introduced the first Bill for parliamentary reform in the British Parliament. During the American War of Independence, he was a supporter of the American rebels, adding further to his popularity with American Whigs. In 1780, however, he commanded militia forces which helped put down the Gordon Riots, damaging his popularity with many radicals.
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Introducing to you the head of Navy operations...
Wu was born in Wuqiao, Hebei Province. He attained the rank of Rear Admiral in 1994, and Vice Admiral in 2003. He was appointed the Commander of the PLA Navy in 2007 and was promoted to Admiral on 20 June 2007. His former posts include chief of staff at the Fujian naval base, the president of Dalian Naval Academy, the commander of the Fujian naval base, vice commander of the East Sea Fleet, vice commander of the Guangzhou Military Region and commander of the Naval South Sea Fleet. He became deputy chief of staff of the PLA in 2004.
He is a member of the Communist Party of China and PLA Central Military Commissions. He is also a member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.