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 Gate


XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

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

PHOTO: Liang Guanglie
Liang Guanglie 梁光烈
Former Member of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Former Member of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission, Former Minister of the Ministry of National Defense
Born: 1940

Biography Highlight

Liang Guanglie, male, Han nationality, is a native of Santai County, Sichuan Province. He was born in 1940, graduated from Henan University. Liang joined PLA in 1958 and joined the CPC in 1959.

Recent Career Data

2008—2013 State Councilor, State Council
2008—2013 Minister, Ministry of National Defense
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2003—2013 Member, Central Military Commission of the PRC
2002—2007 Secretary, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff CPC, Party Committee
2002— General, PLA
2002—2007 Chief, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee

Recent Travel & Appearances

01/28/13 Chinese official expresses support for Brunei's #ASEAN presidency #China
01/22/13 #Chinese defense minister meets #Kyrgyzstan counterpart
01/15/13 #Chinese Defense Minister visits #Ukraine
01/11/13 #Chinese defense minister meets with President of #Macedonia
01/09/13 Prime Minister of #Slovenia Janez Jansa meets with Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie in Ljubljana

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