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: 3/16/2008
Career Data Updated: 3/16/2008

PHOTO: Zhang Dingfa
Zhang Dingfa 张定发
Commander of the PLA Navy, Alternate Member of the 16th CPC Central Committee
Born: 1943


Zhang Dingfa, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wusong, Shanghai municipality. He was born in 1943, joined the PLA in 1960, and joined the CPC in 1964. He was conferred the rank of major general of the Navy in 1991, and promoted to the rank of lieutenant general of the Navy in 1998. Zhang studied in the Submarine School of the Continent Navy, then served as a deputy coxswain, coxswain, and deputy chief of detachment. Zhang was elected commander of the PLA Navy in 2003.

Zhang Dingfa is an alternate member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He was a member of the CPC Central Military Commission from 2005-2008.

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