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

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 9/8/2006
Career Data Updated: 7/10/2007

PHOTO: Zhang Zhijian
Zhang Zhijian 张志坚
General, Vice Chairman of NPC Committee for Internal and Judicial Affairs
Born: 1934

Biography Highlight

Zhang Zhijian, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wenxi, Shanxi Province. He was born in 1934 and joined the PLA in 1951. Five years later in 1956, he became a member of the CPC.

Zhang received many of his early leadership positions with the PLA Jinan Military Region. Joining the command as a staff officer, he eventually went on to assume division chief, deputy army chief of staff, division commander, and army commander responsibilities with the PLA Jinan Military Region. From 1985 to 1992, he served as the deputy commander of the military region.

In 1992, Zhang became the deputy commander of the PLA Beijing Military Region as well as the commander of the Beijing Garrison. He then served as the political commissar of the PLA Chengdu Military Region.

He was promoted to major general in 1988 and then to lieutenant general two year later. In 1998, he was granted the rank of general.

Recent Career Data

2003— Vice-Chairman, 10th Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee of the NPC
1998— General, PLA
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1993—1999 Secretary, PLA, Regions, Chengdu Military Region CPC, Party Committee Sichuan Province, Chengdu City
1993—1999 Political Commissar, PLA, Regions, Chengdu Military Region Sichuan Province, Chengdu City
1993—1998 Deputy, 8th NPC
1993—1993 Deputy Secretary, PLA, Regions, Chengdu Military Region CPC, Party Committee Sichuan Province, Chengdu City
1992—1993 Deputy Commander, PLA, Regions, Beijing Military Region Beijing Municipality
1990—1998 Lieutenant General, PLA
1988—1993 Deputy, 7th NPC

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