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

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/28/2004
Career Data Updated: 1/5/2007

PHOTO: Yuan Shoufang
Yuan Shoufang 袁守芳
Deputy Director of the General Political Department of the PLA, Alternate Member of the 16th CPC Central Committee
Born: 1939

Biography Highlight

Yuan Shoufang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Jilin City, Jilin province. He was born in 1939, joined the PLA in 1958, and is a member of the CPC. Yuan was conferred the rank of major general in 1988, lieutenant general in 1995, and general in 2000. Yuan served successively as a platoon leader, deputy company command, clerk of regimental political section, clerk of propaganda section of division political department, and a clerk and section head of the propaganda section of an army political department. Yuan served as deputy director of the general political department of the PLA in 1996. He was an alternate member of the 15th and is a member 16th CPC Central Committee.

Recent Career Data

2002—2007 Alternate Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2002 Alternate Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1996— Deputy Director, PLA, General Political Department
1996—1996 Assistant to the Director, PLA, General Political Department
1994—1994 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1994—1996 Director, PLA, Regions, Jinan Military Region, Political Department Shandong Province, Jinan City
1992—1997 Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
1985—1994 Deputy Director, PLA, Regions, Jinan Military Region, Political Department Shandong Province, Jinan City
1981—1985 Director, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force), Political Department (Corps Command)
1980—1991 Student, Political Academy of the Chinese PLA, Basic Department

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