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People's Daily Online

XINHUA Online (China View)

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 1/22/2018
Career Data Updated: 1/22/2018

PHOTO: Zhang Youxia
Zhang Youxia 张又侠
Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo; Vice-Chairman, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission; Director, PLA, General Armaments Department
Born: 1950


Zhang Youxia, male, Han nationality, is a native of Weinan City of Shaanxi Province. Zhang is a son of General Zhang Zongxun. He was born in 1950 and joined the PLA in 1968. From 2005 to 2007, he was Deputy Commander of Beijing Military Region of PLA. He served as Commander of Shenyang Military Region of PLA and was a Member of 17th CPC Central Committee. In 2012 he became Head of the PLA General Armament Department and a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 18th CPC Central Military Commission.

Zhang is a member of the Politburo of the 19th CPC Central Committee and in 2017 he was named Vice-Chairman of the 19th CPC Central Military Commission.

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