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

China News


XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/15/2013
Career Data Updated: 3/19/2014

PHOTO: Fan Changlong
Fan Changlong 范长龙
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo; Vice-Chairman, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission; Vice-Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC; Deputy Director, Central Military Commission of the PRC, Leading Group for Deepening Reform on National Defense
Born: 1947

Biography Highlight

Fan Changlong, male, Han nationality, is a native of Donggang City, Liaoning province. He was born in 1947, and joined the PLA and the CPC in 1969. He was promoted to the rank of major general in 1995, and lieutenant general in 2002. Fan served successively as a platoon leader, political instructor, battalion commander, and deputy regimental commander in the PLA. Fan was educated at the Beijing Military Academy and the Xuanhua Artillery Academy. He served as chief of staff of the 16th Group Army until 2000. In the same year he was promoted to chief of staff of the Shenyang Military Region and in 2004 he became Commander of the Jinan Military Region.

Recent Career Data

2014— Deputy Director, Central Military Commission of the PRC, Leading Group for Deepening Reform on National Defense
2013— Vice-Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2012—2017 Vice-Chairman, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2008— General, PLA
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2004—2012 Deputy Secretary, PLA, Regions, Jinan Military Region CPC, Leading Party Group Shandong Province, Jinan City
2004—2012 Commander, PLA, Regions, Jinan Military Region Shandong Province, Jinan City
2003—2004 Assistant to the Chief of the General Staff, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff

Recent Travel & Appearances

06/19/17 Fan Changlong meets Vietnamese leaders on ties
05/22/17 Senior official calls for further military reform
04/05/17 Senior military officers attend tree planting activity
03/31/17 China, Switzerland pledge to advance military-to-military cooperation
03/16/17 China, Pakistan military officials discuss mutual cooperation

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