Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

People's Daily Online

XINHUA Online (China View)

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
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2016—2018 Commander, PLA, Rocket Force
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2012— General, PLA
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2012—2018 Commander-in-Chief, PLA, Services and Arms, 2nd Artillery Force
2008—2012 Lieutenant General, PLA

Recent Travel & Appearances

05/12/20 Wei Fenghe talked on the phone with the Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto.
11/26/19 Chinese defense minister meets foreign guests
07/30/19 Defense ministry holds reception to celebrate PLA founding anniversary
06/02/19 Wei Fenghe says construction on South China Sea islands is its legitimate right and is purely defensive in nature
05/31/19 Wei Fenghe held talks with U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan prior to 18th Shangri-La Dialogue

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