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

Biography

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.

Career Data

2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2000— General, PLA
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1995— Deputy Chief, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff
1994—1995 Assistant of the Chief of General Staff, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff
1994— Member, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff CPC, Party Committee
1994—2000 Lieutenant General, PLA
1992—1997 Alternate Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1992—1994 Member, PLA, Regions, Lanzhou Military Region CPC, Party Committee
1992—1994 Chief of Staff, PLA, Regions, Lanzhou Military Region
1988—1994 Major General, PLA
1987—1992 Alternate Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1985—1992 Corps Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force)
1984—1985 Deputy Corps Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force)
1979—1981 Student, Military Academy of the Chinese PLA, Basic Department
1978—1984 Divisional Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force)
1978—1984 Deputy Divisional Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force)
1978—1984 Regimental Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force)
1969—1970 Director, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force) (Regiment Command, Artillery Office)
1963—1969 Staff Officer, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force) (Division Command, Artillery Office)
1957—1963 Platoon Leader, PLA, Services and Arms, Army (or Ground Force) (Regiment Command)
1956 Joined, CPC
1954—1957 Student, Chongqing Artillery School Chongqing Municipality
1954 Joined, PLA


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