Qin Weijiang

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Qin Weijiang
秦卫江
Commander of the Eastern Theater Command Ground Force
In office
January 2016 – December 2018
Preceded byNew title
Succeeded byXu Qiling
Commander of the 27th Group Army
In office
December 2006 – December 2010
Preceded byWang Xibin
Succeeded byXue Aiguo
Personal details
BornDecember 1955 (age 65)
Hong'an County, Hubei, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
RelationsQin Tian
Qin Wanjiang
ParentsQin Jiwei
Tang Xianmei
Alma materPLA Ground Force Engineering University
PLA National Defence University
University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Military service
Allegiance People's Republic of China
Branch/service People's Liberation Army Ground Force
RankPLALtGeneral r.svg.png Lieutenant general
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Qin Weijiang (Chinese: 秦卫江; born December 1955) is a retired lieutenant general (zhongjiang) of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) who served as Commander of the Eastern Theater Command Ground Force between January 2016 and December 2018.[1] Prior to that, he was Deputy Commander of the Nanjing Military Region from December 2010 to January 2016. He was promoted to the rank of major general (shaojiang) in 2000 and lieutenant general (zhongjiang) in 2012.

Early life and education[edit]

Qin was born in Hong'an County, Hubei in December 1955, to Qin Jiwei, a general and former Minister of National Defense, and Tang Xianmei. His brother Qin Tian is a lieutenant general of the People's Armed Police (PAP). His sister Qin Wanjiang is a businesswoman who was married to Yang Dongming, son of General Yang Chengwu.

After the resumption of college entrance examination, he was accepted to PLA Ground Force Engineering University, where he earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1982. He obtained a master's degree of military science from PLA National Defence University in 2002 and a Doctor of Management degree from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, respectively.

Career[edit]

Qin served in the 81st Group Army for a long time before serving as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Beijing Military Region in July 2005. He was Commander of the 27th Group Army in 2006, and held that office until 2010. In December 2010 he was appointed Deputy Commander of the Nanjing Military Region, and served until January 2016. He rose to become Commander of the Eastern Theater Command Ground Force in January 2016, serving in the post until he retirement in December 2018.[2]

He was a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zhong Yuhao (钟煜豪) (2 June 2016). 秦卫江出任东部战区陆军司令员,廖可铎任政委. thepaper (in Chinese). Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  2. ^ Yan Hongliang (闫宏亮) (3 January 2019). 接棒秦卫江 徐起零出任东部战区陆军司令. sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 11 December 2019.
Military offices
Preceded by
Wang Xibin
Commander of the 27th Group Army
2005–2010
Succeeded by
Xue Aiguo (薛爱国)
New title Commander of the Eastern Theater Command Ground Force
2016–2018
Succeeded by
Xu Qiling