Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/17/2010
Career Data Updated: 3/17/2010

PHOTO: Chen Bingde
Chen Bingde 陈炳德
Member of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Member of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission; Member of the Central Military Commission of the PRC, Chief of General Staff
Born: 1941

Biography Highlight

Chen Bingde, male, Han nationality, is a native of Nantong, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1941 and holds the equivalent of a an associate the degree from the Academy of Military Sciences. Chen joined the PLA in 1961 and the CPC in 1962.

Recent Career Data

2007— Chief, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2005— Member, Central Military Commission of the PRC
2004—2007 Secretary, PLA, General Armaments Department CPC, Party Committee
2004—2007 Director-General, PLA, General Armaments Department
2004—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2002— General, PLA
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
1999—2004 Secretary, PLA, Regions, Jinan Military Region CPC, Party Committee Shandong Province, Jinan City

Recent Travel & Appearances

06/04/12 Chinese military official stresses military ties with Turkmenistan
06/01/12 Chen Bingde to attend SCO chief of general staff meeting
05/31/12 Senior Chinese military official meets Uzbek defense chief on ties
05/30/12 China, Uzbekistan agree to enhance military cooperation
05/21/12 China, Israel pledge closer military ties

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