Li Jinai, male, Han nationality, is a native of Tengxian County, Shangdong Province. He was born in 1942, joined the CPC in 1965, and graduated from the Department of Engineering Physics of Harbin Polytechnical University in 1967.
Li began his military career as a platoon commander and then moved into the field of propaganda. He later became deputy commissar of the PLA Second Artillery Force, director of the Cadres Department of the PLA General Political Department and vice-political commissar of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. In 1998, he became political commissar of the Chinese PLA General Armament Department.
Li was a delegate to the 13th CPC National Congress, an alternate member of the 14th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 15th and 16th CPC Central Committees. In 2004, Li became Director-General of the PLA General Political Department.
Li is currently a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and the 17th CPC Central Military Commission.