Zhou Ziyu, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wucheng, Shandong Province. He was born in 1935, joined the PLA in 1951 and the CPC in 1955.
Zhou spent his career in the PLA Air Force. He began as a political instructor in the Air Force Aviation School and rose to the position of political commissar. He achieved the rank of major general of the PLA Air Force and later became a general in the PLA Air Force. In 1993, he became secretary of the CPC Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC Central Military Commission.
Zhou was a deputy to the 8th NPC. He was also a member of the 15th CPC Central Committee.