Song Xilian (1907-1993), a native of Xiangxiang County, Hunan Province, was director of the KMT's Pacification Headquarters in the Sichuan-Hunan-Hubei Border Area. He was captured by the PLA. After the amnesty for war criminals was granted in 1959, he served as a special aide to the Commission for Historical Research under the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and as a member of the National Committee of the CPPCC and of its Standing Committee.