Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

XINHUA Online (China View)

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/17/2010
Career Data Updated: 3/17/2010

PHOTO: Chen Bingde
Chen Bingde 陈炳德
Member of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Member of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission; Member of the Central Military Commission of the PRC, Chief of General Staff
Born: 1941


Chen Bingde, male, Han nationality, is a native of Nantong, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1941 and holds the equivalent of a an associate the degree from the Academy of Military Sciences. Chen joined the PLA in 1961 and the CPC in 1962.

He joined the Nanjing Military Region as chief of staff in 1985 and was promoted to major general in 1988.

A year after he received his lieutenant general stars in 1995, Chen became the commander-in-chief of the Nanjing Military Region in 1996. He was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and became a member of the CPC Central Military Commission and Director-General of the PLA General Armaments Department in 2004.

In 2007, he became chief of the PLA Headquarters of the General Staff, a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission.

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