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Biography Revised: 6/29/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Zhang Taiheng
Zhang Taiheng 张太恒
Commander of the PLA Jinan Military Region
Born: 1931

Biography Highlight

Zhang Taiheng, male, Han nationality, is a native of Guangrao, Shandong Province. He was born in 1931 and joined the PLA in 1945. Three years later in 1948, he joined the CPC in 1948.

General Zhang has been affiliated with the PLA since the 1940s. He served as a deputy platoon leader with the PLA East China Field Army and also participated in military campaigns in Jinan, Huaihai, and Shanghai.

In 1961, Zhang graduated from the PLA Military Academy and started to receive command positions within the PLA. Zhang eventually became commander of the PLA Chengdu Military Region and then the deputy commander of the PLA Nanjing Military Region. In 1992, he became commander of the PLA Jinan Military Region. The same year, he was promoted to general.

He was elected a standing committee member of the 9th CPPCC National Committee in 1998.

Recent Career Data

1998—2003 Member, 9th CPPCC, National Committee, Standing Committee
1993—1998 Deputy, 8th NPC
1992— General, PLA
1992— Commander, PLA, Regions, Jinan Military Region
1988—1992 Lieutenant General, PLA
1988—1993 Deputy, 7th NPC
1983—1988 Deputy, 6th NPC
1961 Graduate, Military Academy of the Chinese PLA, Basic Department
1948 Joined, CPC
1945 Joined, PLA

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