Zhang Youxia

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.

Zhang Youxia (Chinese: 张又侠; born July 1950) is a general in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of the People's Republic of China.[1] He was appointed Director of the PLA General Armaments Department in October 2012.[2] He is the son of General Zhang Zongxun, and a veteran of the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War. He is one of the few serving generals in China with war experience.[3]


Zhang was born in Beijing and his ancestors came from Yantou Village, Weinan, Shaanxi Province. He joined the PLA in 1968. In December 2005, he became the vice commander of the PLA Beijing Military Region. He was promoted to commander of the Shenyang Military Region in September 2007. He attained the rank of major general in 1997, and lieutenant general in 2007. He is a member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and was previously a member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Biography of Zhang Youxia". China Vitae. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  2. ^ The Wall Street Journal, Oct 26-28, 2012, p. 3.
  3. ^ "PLA reshuffle strengthens Xi Jinping's hand in corruption fight". South China Morning Post. 2014-09-22.