Li Shuangjiang

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Li Shuangjiang

Li Shuangjiang (李双江) is a famous Chinese tenor, dean of the Music Department of the People's Liberation Army Academy of Arts, and member of Chinese Musicians Association.

Born in Harbin in 1939, Li was enrolled to vocal music school of Central Conservatory of Music. In 1963 he was a solo actor of Cultural Workgroup in Xinjiang Military District of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). In 1973 he was a solo actor of the Song-and-Dance Troupe of the General Political Department of PLA. And then ranked as a civilian general, he taught in the vocal music school of PLA Art Academy.

Li's representative works include "Red Star Lights My Way to the Battlefield", "Riding a Horse with Gun to Walk Throughout the World", "Ode to Beijing", "Boatmen's Labor Songs", "Goodbye, Mother!", "I Love Wutzu Mountain, I Love Wanquan River" and so on. His famous publication is "The Collected Works of Li Shuangjiang". He was given the Lifetime Achievements Award by Chinese American Association.

On Sept. 8, 2011, the high-ranking military singer apologized to a couple of victims, who had been attacked by his 15-year-old son. His son was later sent to a government correctional facility for one year.

On Mar. 7, 2013, judicial authorities formally approved the arrests of suspects involved in a gang rape, including the son of Li Shuangjiang. The Beijing Municipal People's Procuratorate did not release detailed information on the suspects, nor Li's full name, as he is a minor.

On July 8, 2013, the Beijing Haidian District People's Procuratorate filed rape charges against five people, including the son of Li Shuangjiang. Police insiders said that Li Shuangjiang's son is among five suspects who allegedly gang raped a woman in a hotel after drinking in a bar on February 17, 2013. The Beijing Haidian District People's Court was expected to hear the case.

On Sept. 26, 2013, Li's son Li Tianyi was sentenced by the Beijing Haidian District People's Court to 10 years in jail for his involvement in the gang rape case.