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Zhao Nanqi (Chinese name: 趙南起 Korean name: 조남기 Cho Namgi) is a notable military and political figure in modern China. Of Korean descent, he was born in 1927 in Chungcheongbuk-do, in present day South Korea. Zhao was a former director and party secretary of the PLA (People's Liberation Army) from 1987 until 1992.
Zhao was ranked three-star general in 1988. He was also named president of the PLA Academy of Military Sciences from 1992 to 1995.
Politically, Zhao was a member of the 12th, 13th and 14th CPC (Communist Party of China) Central Committees. He was named vice-chairman of the Nationalities Committee of the 5th NPC (National Provincial Congress) and vice-chairman of the 9th CPPCC (Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) National Committee.
Zhao is the father of Chinese composer, Zhao Ying.
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