Chang Wanquan, male, Han nationality, is a native of Nanyang City of Henan Province. He was born in 1949, joined the PLA in March 1968 and joined the CPC in same year later. Chang was a student of Long-Distance Education Program of Weinan Specialized Teachers School of Shaanxi Province and graduated in 1987. He was promoted to Major General in July 1997, Lieutenant General in 2003 and General in 2007. He was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee.
Chang Wanquan was a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and a Member of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission. He served as Director of General Armaments Department (GAD) of the PLA from 2007 to 2012.
He wa a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 18th CPC Central Military Commission. From 2013 to 2018 he was Minister of the Ministry of National Defense and State Councilor of State Council.