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


People's Daily Online


XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 1/22/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/5/2018

PHOTO: Xu Qiliang
Xu Qiliang 许其亮
Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo; Vice-Chairman, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission; Vice-Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC; Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
Born: 1950

Biography Highlight

Xu Qiliang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Linqu, Shandong province. He was born in 1950, joined the PLA in 1966, and joined the CPC in 1967. He was promoted to the rank of major general in 1991, lieutenant general in 1996, and General in 2007. He attended the 1st Aviation Reserve College of the Air Force, and the 8th Aviation School in 1967, and the 5th Aviation School of Air Force in 1968. Xu was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee.

In 2007, he became Commander of the PLA Air Force, a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission. In 2012 he was appointed vice-chairman of the 18th CPC Central Military Commission and member of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee. In 2013 he became Vice-Chairman of Central Military Commission of PRC.

Recent Career Data

2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Comprehensively Deepening Reform
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2017— Vice-Chairman, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
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 Vice-Chairman, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee

Recent Travel & Appearances

04/24/18 China, Russia to strengthen military relations
03/18/18 Xu Qiliang, Zhang Youxia endorsed as vice chairmen of Central Military Commission of PRC
03/18/18 New Central Military Commission vice chairmen, members pledge allegiance to Constitution
03/18/18 Xu Qiliang, Zhang Youxia endorsed as vice chairmen of Central Military Commission of PRC
02/13/18 Xu Qiliang vows to build world-class force

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