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: 3/22/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/22/2018

PHOTO: Chang Wanquan
Chang Wanquan 常万全
Former Member of the 18th CPC Central Committee; Former Member of the 18th CPC Central Military Commission; Former Minister of the Ministry of National Defense; Former State Councilor of State Council
Born: 1949

Biography Highlight

Chang Wanquan, male, Han nationality, is a native of Nanyang City of Henan Province. He was born in 1949, joined the PLA in March 1968 and joined the CPC in same year later. Chang was a student of Long-Distance Education Program of Weinan Specialized Teachers School of Shaanxi Province and graduated in 1987. He was promoted to Major General in July 1997, Lieutenant General in 2003 and General in 2007. He was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee.

Recent Career Data

2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central Foreign Affairs Commission
2013—2018 Minister, Ministry of National Defense
2013—2018 State Councilor, State Council
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2008—2018 Member, Central Military Commission of the PRC
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2007— General, PLA
2007—2012 Director, PLA, General Armaments Department
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee

Recent Travel & Appearances

02/07/18 Singaporean PM meets Chinese defense minister on ties, ASEAN-China relationship
01/12/18 China, Myanmar to further military cooperation for border stability
12/27/17 Chinese, Afghan defense ministers meet in Beijing
12/20/17 Chinese defense chief leaves for official visit to Uzbekistan
11/10/17 Chinese defense chief meets with Cape Verde defense and foreign minister

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