Han Weiguo

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Han Weiguo (simplified Chinese: 韩卫国; traditional Chinese: 韓衛國; pinyin: Hán Wèiguó; born January 1956) is a general (shang jiang) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). He has been Commander of the PLA Ground Force since August 2017, and formerly served as the inaugural Commander of the Central Theater Command.

Biography[edit]

Originally from Jingxing County, Hebei, Han is a graduate of the PLA National Defense University. He served as the commander of the 12th Group Army, then in December 2013, the deputy commander of the Beijing Military Region (now defunct). He was promoted to lieutenant general in 2015. After the 2016 re-organization of the PLA, he was named Commander of the Central Theater Command; at that time he was only one of two lieutenant generals named to commander or commissar positions in the re-organized Theater Command structure.[1] He was promoted to the rank of General on July 28, 2017.[2] In August 2017, he commanded a military parade at Zhurihe Training Base in Inner Mongolia celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Nanchang Uprising and the founding of the People's Liberation Army, which marked the first time that a Chinese military parade had been held outside of the capital of Beijing.[3] That same month, Han was named the commander of the PLA Ground Force, succeeding General Li Zuocheng.[4]

In 2013, Han became a deputy to the 12th National People's Congress.[5] In October 2017, he was elected as a member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 五大战区司令员、政委公布. Phoenix New Media. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  2. ^ 中部战区司令员韩卫国等5人晋升为上将. Ifeng. 2017-07-28.
  3. ^ https://www.chinadailyhk.com/articles/50/38/44/1501474883058.html
  4. ^ 韩卫国上将已履新陆军司令员 接替李作成上将. Tencent. 2017-09-01. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" 全国人大代表信息-韩卫国. National People's Congress. Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2013-04-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "List of members of the 19th CPC Central Committee". Xinhua News Agency. 24 October 2017.