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

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
2004—2007 Commander, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region Liaoning Province, Shenyang City
2003—2004 Chief-of-Staff, PLA, Regions, Beijing Military Region Beijing Municipality
2003—2007 Lieutenant General, PLA
2002—2003 Chief-of-Staff, PLA, Regions, Lanzhou Military Region Gansu Province, Lanzhou City
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2000—2002 Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Group Army
1998—2000 Director, University of National Defense, Campaign Research Department
1997—2003 Major General, PLA
1994—1998 Chief-of-Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, Group Army
1994—1995 Student, University of National Defense
1992—1994 Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force), Division Command
1990—1992 Director, PLA, Regions, Lanzhou Military Region, Operations Department Gansu Province, Lanzhou City
1985—1990 Deputy Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force), Division Command
1983—1985 Chief of Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force), Division Command
1980—1981 Deputy Director, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force), Combat Training Section
1978—1980 Secretary, PLA, Regions, Lanzhou Military Region, Corps Command Office CPC, Party Committee Gansu Province, Lanzhou City
1978—1978 Chief of Staff, PLA, Regions, Lanzhou Military Region, Operations Department Gansu Province, Lanzhou City
1970—1974 Chief of Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force), Combat Training Section
1969—1970 Platoon Leader, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force)


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