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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 5/19/2013
Career Data Updated: 5/19/2013

PHOTO: Zhang Qinsheng
Zhang Qinsheng 章沁生
1st Deputy Chief of the General Staff, PLA; Deputy Director, National Committee for Disaster Reduction (NCDR)
Born: 1948

Biography Highlight

Zhang Qinsheng, male, Han ñationality, is a native of Xiaoxi City, Shanxi province. He was born in 1948 and joined the PLA in 1968. He served successively as director of the military training department of the Beijing Military Region, and deputy director of the military training department of the General Staff Headquarters.

Recent Career Data

2013— Deputy Director, National Committee for Disaster Reduction (NCDR)
2010— General, PLA
2009— 1st Deputy Chief of the General Staff, PLA
2007—2009 Commander, PLA, Regions, Guangzhou Military Region Guangdong Province, Guangzhou City
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2006—2009 Deputy Chief of the General Staff, PLA
2006—2010 Lieutenant General, PLA
2004—2006 Assistant Chief of the General Staff, PLA
2003—2005 Director, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff, Combat Department
1998—2002 Director, University of National Defense, Military Campaign Teaching and Research Laboratory Hunan Province, Changsha City

Recent Travel & Appearances

11/21/11 Senior PLA official meets German Parliamentary State Secretary to Defence Minister
09/15/11 Zhang Qinsheng holds talks with chief of army staff of Bangladesh
08/02/11 Senior Chinese military officer stresses strategic trust in Asia Pacific
07/27/11 Senior PLA officer leaves Beijing for Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference
05/29/11 Chinese military delegation leaves for visits to UK, Germany

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