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People's Daily Online


XINHUA Online (China View)


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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 10/19/2013
Career Data Updated: 11/28/2012

PHOTO: Zhang Yang
Zhang Yang 张阳
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission; Director, PLA, General Political Department
Born: 1951

Biography Highlight

Zhang Yang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wuqiang County, Hebei Province. He was born in 1951, entered the work force in 1968, and joined the CPC in 1969. He was Director of Political Department of Guangzhou Military Region, PLA from 2004 to 2007. Currently, he serves as Political Commissar and Secretary of CPC Military Regional Committee of the PLA Guangzhou Military Region. He ws a Member of 17th CPC Central Committee.

Recent Career Data

2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2012— Director, PLA, General Political Department
2010— General, PLA
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2012 Political Commissar, PLA, Regions, Guangzhou Military Region
2007—2012 Secretary, PLA, Regions, Guangzhou Military Region CPC, Party Committee
2006—2010 Lieutenant General, PLA
2004—2007 Director, PLA, Regions, Guangzhou Military Region, Political Department
2004—2007 Member, PLA, Regions, Guangzhou Military Region CPC, Party Committee, Standing Committee

Recent Travel & Appearances

12/19/16 China to build rank-centered military officer system
10/26/15 Senior Chinese military official meets with Japanese guests
06/06/14 Zhang Yang meets with Japanese guests #China #Japan
12/09/13 Zhang Yang meets with #U.S. senior retired generals #China

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