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People's Daily Online


XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 1/22/2018
Career Data Updated: 1/22/2018

PHOTO: Zhang Youxia
Zhang Youxia 张又侠
Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo; Vice-Chairman, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission; Director, PLA, General Armaments Department
Born: 1950

Biography Highlight

Zhang Youxia, male, Han nationality, is a native of Weinan City of Shaanxi Province. Zhang is a son of General Zhang Zongxun. He was born in 1950 and joined the PLA in 1968. From 2005 to 2007, he was Deputy Commander of Beijing Military Region of PLA. He served as Commander of Shenyang Military Region of PLA and was a Member of 17th CPC Central Committee. In 2012 he became Head of the PLA General Armament Department and a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 18th CPC Central Military Commission.

Recent Career Data

2017— Vice-Chairman, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2012— Director, PLA, General Armaments Department
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2011— General, PLA
2007—2011 Lieutenant General, PLA
2007—2012 Commander, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee

Recent Travel & Appearances

09/19/18 General Zhang Youxia meets Pakistani Army Chief
07/26/18 Senior Chinese, Vietnamese military leaders vow to promote bilateral ties
07/26/18 China, Serbia vow to boost military cooperation
07/25/18 China, Serbia vow to boost military cooperation
07/20/18 CMC vice chairman meets with Pakistan Chief of Air Staff

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