Compiled from the following sources:

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Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/16/2008
Career Data Updated: 3/16/2008

PHOTO: Qiao Qingchen
Qiao Qingchen 乔清晨
Member of the 16th CPC Central Committee
Born: 1939

Biography

Qiao Qingchen, male, Han nationality, is a native of Zhengzhou City, Henan province. He was born in 1939, joined the PLA in 1956, and joined the CPC in 1960. Qiao was conferred the rank of major general in 1988, promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in 1996, and promoted to the rank of general in 2002. Qiao was elected commander of the PLA Air Force in 2002.

Qiao Qingchen is a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He was a member of the CPC Central Military Commission from 2005-2008.

Career Data

2005—2008 Member, Central Military Commission of the PRC
2004—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2002— General, PLA
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2007 Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1999—2004 Secretary, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force CPC, Party Committee
1999—2002 Political Commissar, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1997—1999 Deputy Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1996—1999 Member, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force CPC, Party Committee, Standing Committee
1996—2002 Lieutenant General, PLA
1996—1997 Commander, PLA, Regions, Beijing Military Region Beijing Municipality (Air Force)
1996—1997 Deputy Commander, PLA, Regions, Beijing Military Region Beijing Municipality (Air Force)
1993—1996 Deputy Political Commissar, PLA, Regions, Jinan Military Region Shandong Province, Jinan City
1990—1996 Deputy Political Commissar, PLA, Regions, Chengdu Military Region Sichuan Province, Chengdu City
1990—1996 Political Commissar, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, Xi'an Command Post Shaanxi Province, Xi'an City
1990—1990 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School (Administrators and Leaders Professional Development Program)
1990—1996 Deputy Political Commissar, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, 8th Army Corps
1988—1996 Major General, PLA
1985—1990 Director, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, 8th Army Corps (Political Departmant)
1983—1985 Deputy Political Commissar, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, 4th Army Corps
1979—1983 Division Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1978—1979 Deputy Division Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1971—1978 Political Commissar, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force (Independent Battalion)
1970—1971 Deputy Political Commissar, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force (Independent Battalion)
1965—1970 Aviator, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force (Independent Squadron (Division))
1962—1965 Aviator, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1960 Joined, CPC
1956—1962 Student, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, Military Training Department
1956 Joined, PLA


Recent Travel & Appearances

01 Oct 09 Hu Jintao addressed the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
30 Sep 09 Wen Jiabao and top leaders attended a grand reception to mark the founding anniversary of the People's Republic.
28 Sep 09 Hu Jintao and other top leaders watched a large-scale musical epic.
05 Mar 08 Wen Jiabao delivered a government work report during the opening meeting of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress.
05 Mar 08 Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou made remarks during PLA group discussion on the government work report.
27 Feb 08 Hu Jintao delivered an important speech at the Second Plenary Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee.
23 Oct 07 Hu Jintao met with delegates of the People's Liberation Army and the Armed Police Force.
18 Oct 07 Liang Guanglie and other 5 PLA generals supported absolute Party leadership.
17 Oct 07 Hu Jintao presided over the second meeting of presidium of the 17th CPC National Congress.
15 Oct 07 Hu Jintao delivered a report at the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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