Li Jinai

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Li Jinai
Born July 1942
Tengzhou, Shandong, China
Allegiance  China
Service/branch People's Liberation Army
Rank PLAGeneral r.png General
Commands held General Political Department

Li Jinai (simplified Chinese: 李继耐; traditional Chinese: 李繼耐; pinyin: Lǐ Jìnài) (b. July 1942[1]) is a general in the People's Liberation Army.[1][2][3]


Li Jinai was born in Tengzhou, Shandong province in July 1942. He joined the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) in May 1965 and joined the People's Liberation Army in December 1967. He graduated from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 1966 majoring in Engineering Mechanics.[1][2][3]

He was rose to the General Political Department of the PLA in 1985 and became the deputy director there in 1990. From 1992 to 1998, he served the State Commission of Science and Technology for National Defense Industry as deputy political commissar and later political commissar. From 1998 to 2002, he was the political commissar and vice party's secretary of the General Armament Department and was elected as director of that department as well as a member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Communist Party in 2002. One year later, he was elected as a member of CMC of the state.[1][2][3]

In September 2004, he was appointed the director of the General Political Department of the PLA while holding the position of member of CMC of the party and the state.[1]

He was an alternate member of the 14th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and a regular member of the 15th, 16th and 17th central committees.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "李继耐简历". Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on April 29, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Who's Who: Li Jinai". China Today. Archived from the original on July 21, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Li Jinai". People's Daily. Archived from the original on January 13, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Xu Caihou
Director-general of General Political Department
Succeeded by
Zhang Yang