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

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 10/11/2006
Career Data Updated: 10/11/2006

PHOTO: Qian Shugen
Qian Shugen 钱树根
Member of the 16th CPC Central Committee, Deputy Chief of the PLA General Staff
Born: 1939


Qian Shugen, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wuxi, Jiangsu province. He was born in 1939, joined the CPC in 1956 and spent his life in the military. He graduated from the Chinese PLA Military Academy in 1981.

Qiang had a long, distinguished military career. Starting as a staff officer, he rose through the ranks to become an artillery section chief, regiment commander, commander, and deputy chief of the PLA's general staff. In 1997, he became vice-chairman of the Beijing Afforestation Committee. Qiang attended the 1997 Hong Kong hand-over ceremony as a member of the Chinese Government Delegation.

He was an Alternate member of the 13th and 14th CPC Central Committees and was a member of the 15th CPC Central Committee. Qiang is a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee.

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