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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

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.

In 2017 Wei became a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 19th CPC Central Military Commission. In 2018 he was appointed State Councilor of the State Council and Minister of the Ministry of National Defense.

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—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2012— General, PLA
2012—2018 Commander-in-Chief, PLA, Services and Arms, 2nd Artillery Force
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2008—2012 Lieutenant General, PLA
2007—2012 Alternate Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2006—2015 Member, PLA, Services and Arms, 2nd Artillery Force CPC, Party Committee, Standing Committee
2006—2012 Chief-of-Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, 2nd Artillery Force
2005—2006 Deputy Chief-of-Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, 2nd Artillery Force
2003—2008 Major General, PLA
2002—2005 Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, 2nd Artillery Force, 53rd Base
2001—2002 Chief-of-Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, 2nd Artillery Force, 53rd Base


Recent Travel & Appearances

08 Sep 20 Wei Fenghe met with Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta,, Discussed bilateral ties and cooperation between the two militaries.
06 Aug 20 Wei Fenghe had a phone call with U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, they discussed bilateral military relations and exchanges.
12 May 20 Wei Fenghe talked on the phone with the Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto.
26 Nov 19 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Tibor Benko (Hungarian Defense Minister)
Chinese defense minister meets foreign guests
30 Jul 19 Defense ministry holds reception to celebrate PLA founding anniversary
02 Jun 19 Travelled to Singapore, Singapore City
Wei Fenghe says construction on South China Sea islands is its legitimate right and is purely defensive in nature
31 May 19 Travelled to Singapore, Singapore City and met with the following:
Patrick Shanahan (U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense)
Wei Fenghe held talks with U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan prior to 18th Shangri-La Dialogue
25 Mar 19 Travelled to Egypt, Cairo and met with the following:
Mohamed Zaki (Egyptian Defense Minister)
Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (Egyptian President)
China, Egypt to further enhance defense cooperation
19 Feb 19 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Nguyen Chi Vinh (Vietnam's Deputy Minister of National Defense)
Wei Fenghe meets Vietnam's deputy minister of national defense
22 Jan 19 Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to military veterans

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