Gu Shanqing, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wafangdian, Liaoning Province. He was born in 1931. He joined the Northeast China Democratic United Army in 1947 and the CPC in 1949.
Gu has served as a deputy political commissar or a political commissar since 1969. He was the political commissar of the Engineering Corps Headquarters of Guangzhou Military Command from 1969 to 1979. In 1979, Gu became a deputy political commissar with the PLA Hunan Military District. In 1983, he moved up to political commissar with the same area command. Since 1992, he has been the political commissar of PLA Beijing Military Region. Gu was granted the rank of general in 1994.
In 1998, he became a member of the Standing Committee of the 9th NPC. He is also a member of the Financial and Economic Committee of the 9th NPC. He was also a member of the 14th CPC Central Committee.