Qin Shengxiang

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Qin Shengxiang
秦生祥
Political Commissar of the People's Liberation Army Navy
Assumed office
September 2017
CommanderShen Jinlong
Preceded byMiao Hua
Director of the General Office of the Central Military Commission
In office
October 2012 – September 2017
Preceded byWang Guanzhong
Succeeded byZhong Shaojun
Personal details
BornFebruary 1957 (age 63)
Jianli, Hubei, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Military service
Allegiance China
Branch/service People's Liberation Army Navy
Years of service?−present
RankPLAGeneral r.png Admiral

Qin Shengxiang (Chinese: 秦生祥; born February 1957) is an admiral of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) who has been Political Commissar of the PLA Navy since September 2017. He formerly served as Director of the General Office of the Central Military Commission.

Career[edit]

Qin Shengxiang was born in February 1957 in Jianli, Hubei Province. He worked for many years in the Central Military Commission, and served as Vice Director and then Director of the Organization Department of the PLA General Political Department. He attained the rank of major general in about 2007.[1]

In December 2012, Qin was appointed Director of the General Office of the Central Military Commission, succeeding Wang Guanzhong. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in July 2015.[1] After President Xi Jinping's military reform in January 2016, Qin also served as the first Director of the newly established Office for Reform and Organizational Structure.[2]

In September 2017, Qin was appointed Political Commissar of the People's Liberation Army Navy, replacing Admiral Miao Hua.[2] In October 2017, he was elected a member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "军委办公厅主任秦生祥兼任军委改革和编制办公室主任". Thepaper.cn. 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Cui Jia (14 September 2017). "PLA Navy gets new commissar". China Daily.
  3. ^ "List of members of the 19th CPC Central Committee". Xinhua News Agency. 24 October 2017.