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Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

People's Daily Online

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China Military

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/22/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/22/2018

PHOTO: Wei Fenghe
Wei Fenghe 魏凤和
Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee; Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission; Minister, Ministry of National Defense; State Councilor, State Council
Born: 1954

Biography Highlight

Wel Fenghe, male, Han nationality, is a native of Chiping County, Liaocheng City of Shandong Province. He was born in 1954, started to work in 1970, and joined the CPC in 1972. He was an alternate member of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Chief of Staff of the PLA Second Artillery Forces from 2006 to 2012. Wei holds a post-graduate degree.

From 2004 to 2008, he was Major General of PLA. From 2008 to 2012, he was Lieutenant General of PLA. Since November 2012, he is General of PLA. From October 2012 to 2016 he was Commander-in-Chief of 2nd Artillery Force, PLA. In 2012 he became member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 18th CPC Central Military Commission. In 2016 he became Commander of the PLA Rocket Force.

Recent Career Data

2018— Minister, Ministry of National Defense
2018— State Councilor, State Council
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2016—2018 Commander, PLA, Rocket Force
2012—2018 Commander-in-Chief, PLA, Services and Arms, 2nd Artillery Force
2012— General, PLA
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2008—2012 Lieutenant General, PLA

Recent Travel & Appearances

03/25/19 China, Egypt to further enhance defense cooperation
02/19/19 Wei Fenghe meets Vietnam's deputy minister of national defense
11/23/18 China, Cuba pledge to deepen military ties
10/18/18 China, US agree to further enhance cooperation between militaries
09/10/18 Senior Chinese military leaders meet with Iranian defense minister

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