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

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.

Chang Wanquan was a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and a Member of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission. He served as Director of General Armaments Department (GAD) of the PLA from 2007 to 2012.

He wa a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 18th CPC Central Military Commission. From 2013 to 2018 he was Minister of the Ministry of National Defense and State Councilor of State Council.

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)


Recent Travel & Appearances

07 Feb 18 Travelled to Singapore, Singapore City and met with the following:
Lee Hsien Loong (Singaporean Prime Minister)
Singaporean PM meets Chinese defense minister on ties, ASEAN-China relationship
12 Jan 18 China, Myanmar to further military cooperation for border stability
27 Dec 17 Was in Beijing Municipality
Chinese, Afghan defense ministers meet in Beijing
20 Dec 17 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Abdusalom Azizov (Uzbek Major General)
Chinese defense chief leaves for official visit to Uzbekistan
10 Nov 17 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Luis Filipe Tavares (Minister for Foreign Affairs and National Defense of Cape Verde)
Chinese defense chief meets with Cape Verde defense and foreign minister
31 Oct 17 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Andrei Ravkov (Belarusian Defense Minister)
Chinese Defense Minister meets with Belarusian counterpart
26 Oct 17 Travelled to Philippines, Manila and met with the following:
Rodrigo Duterte (President of the Philippines)
China to broaden, deepen pragmatic cooperation with Philippines
26 Oct 17 Travelled to Philippines, Manila and met with the following:
Rodrigo Duterte (Philippine President)
Philippine president meets with Chinese defense minister
25 Oct 17 Travelled to Philippines, Clark
Chinese defense minister attends 4th ADMM-Plus in Philippines
24 Oct 17 Travelled to Philippines, Clark
China to boost friendly military exchanges, cooperation with other countries

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