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: 7/31/2015
Career Data Updated: 7/31/2015

PHOTO: Guo Boxiong
Guo Boxiong 郭伯雄
Former Politburo Member of the 17th CPC Central Committee; Former Vice-Chairman of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission
Born: 1942

Biography Highlight

Guo Boxiong, male, Han nationality, is a native of Liquan County, Shaanxi Province. He was born in July 1942, joined the CPC in March 1963, and joined the work force in August 1958. Guo joined the PLA in August 1961. He is a graduate of the PLA Military Academy and holds the military rank of General.

Guo Boxiong spent his early career in the 19th army of the PLA ground force. He was Chief of Staff of the 19th army from 1983-1985. In the mid and late 1990's, he was Deputy Commander, Beijing Area Command, and Commander, Lanzhou Military Area Command.

Guo was a member of the 15th and 16th CPC Central Committee and became a member of the CPC Central Military Commission in 1999. He is currently a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Vice-Chairman of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission and Politburo Member of the 17th CPC Central Committee.

Recent Career Data

2015 (Expelled from party for corruption)
2007—2012 Vice-Chairman, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2003— Vice-Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2007 Vice-Chairman, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1999—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1999—2002 Deputy Secretary, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff CPC, Party Committee

Recent Travel & Appearances

08/01/15 PLA backs probe of corrupt military leader
07/30/15 Graft probe into Guo Boxiong to win army, public's support
07/30/15 Former military leader Guo Boxiong expelled from CPC
10/15/12 Guo Boxiong stresses cultivation of scientific research talents at NUDT #China
08/31/12 Guo Boxiong stresses innovative development of military theories #China

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