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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

China News


People's Daily Online


XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/4/2013
Career Data Updated: 3/19/2014

PHOTO: Xu Qiliang
Xu Qiliang 许其亮
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo; Vice-Chairman, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission; Vice-Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC; Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force; Deputy Director, Central Military Commission of the PRC, Leading Group for Deepening Reform on National Defense
Born: 1950

Biography

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.

Career Data

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— Vice-Chairman, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2007— Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2007— General, PLA
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2004—2007 Deputy Chief-of-Staff, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2000—2007 Commander, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region Liaoning Province, Shenyang City (Air Force)
1999—2004 Deputy Commander, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region Liaoning Province, Shenyang City
1997—2002 Alternate Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1996—2007 Lieutenant General, PLA
1994—1999 Chief of Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1993—1994 Deputy Chief of Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1992—1997 Alternate Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1991—1996 Major General, PLA
1989—1993 Army Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1989—1993 Chief of Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1988—1989 Acting Army Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1986—1988 Student, University of National Defense, Basic Department
1985—1988 Chief of Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, Shanghai Command Post Shanghai Municipality
1984—1985 Deputy Army Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1983—1984 Division Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, Division Command
1980—1983 Deputy Division Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, Division Command
1976—1980 Battalion Chief, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, Division Command
1973—1976 Deputy Battalion Chief, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, Division Command
1969—1973 Aviator, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, Division Command
1967—1969 Student, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, No.5 Military School
1967—1969 Student, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, No.8 Military School
1966—1966 Student, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, No.1 Reserve Military School
1966 Joined, PLA

Recent Travel & Appearances

08 Dec 14 Chinese military urged to improve work style
19 Nov 14 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Sergei Shoigu (Russian Defense Minister)
Cooperation with Russia a priority to Chinese military: senior official
04 Nov 14 PLA vice chairman calls for strict management of army
16 Oct 14 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein (Sudanese Defense Minister)
China, Sudan to enhance military cooperation
11 Oct 14 PLA urged to build good morals with "mass line"
22 Sep 14 Xi stresses military headquarters' loyalty to Party
15 Jul 14 Senior official urges deeper military graft inspections
11 Jul 14 #China promotes 4 officers to general
03 Jun 14 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Alexandre Luba Ntambo (Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo)
#China, #DR Congo pledge to boost military ties
16 May 14 Travelled to Sri Lanka, Colombo and met with the following:
Mahinda Rajapaksa (President of Sri Lanka)
#Sri Lanka president meets with Xu Qiliang #China


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