Qian Guoliang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wujiang, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1940 and earned the equivalent of a technical college degree. He joined the PLA in 1958 and the CPC in 1960.
Before rising to assume command positions with the PLA, Qian served as a surveyor for the Combat Training Division and the army corps. In 1966, he became a staff officer and deputy section chief for the PLA's Combat Training Section.
Qian was made a chief of staff of the Army Corps in the mid 1980s and then became a group army commander in 1985.
After he was promoted to major general in 1988, Qian assumed chief of staff responsibilities at the Jinan Military Region. The following year, in 1996, he picked up the commander-in-chief post in Jinan as well as the deputy Party secretary position.
A member of the 16th CPC Central Committee, Qian became the commander-in-chief of the Shenyang Military Region. He holds the rank of general in the PLA.