Wang Jianping

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Wang Jianping
王建平
Personal details
BornDecember 1953 (age 66)
Fushun, Liaoning, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled)
Military service
Allegiance China
Branch/servicePeople's Liberation Army
Years of service1969−2017
RankPLAGeneral r.png General
CommandsDeputy Chief of joint Staff

Wang Jianping (Chinese: 王建平; born December 1953) is a former general of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China. He served as Commander of the People's Armed Police and Deputy Chief of General Staff of the People's Liberation Army. He was dismissed in 2016 and placed under investigation for corruption. He was a member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Biography[edit]

Wang traces his ancestry to Zanhuang County, Hebei; he was born in Fushun, Liaoning province. He joined the military in 1969, and served on the artillery force of the 40th Group Army. In 1992 he became commander of the 120th Division of the 40th Group Army. Thereafter he entered the mechanical division of the People's Armed Police (PAP). In 1996, he became head of the Tibet People's Armed Police contingent, then became deputy commander of the People's Armed Police in June 2009 and was named commander of People's Armed Police in June 2012.[1] In December 2014 he was transferred back to the PLA to become deputy chief of joint staff.[2] In January 2015 Wang became deputy head of a coordinating group on military training.[3]

After comprehensive reforms to the People's Liberation Army in 2015, Wang was named Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff Department. In August 2016, the South China Morning Post reported that Wang had been arrested to face charges in connection to the Zhou Yongkang case. Wang was not present at the Sixth Plenum of the 18th Central Committee held in October 2016, further confirming rumours that he was in trouble.[4] On 29 December 2016, the Defense Ministry of China confirmed that he had been placed under investigation for bribery.[5]

Wang was initially an alternate member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, ranked 4th out of 167 alternate members. He was made a full member upon the expulsion of Bo Xilai in 2012. He was a full member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China until his own expulsion at the Seventh Plenum in October 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "中央军委举行晋升上将军衔警衔仪式". 中华人民共和国国防部. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  2. ^ "解放军高层调动大幕拉开 五正大军区级将领履新". Ta Kung Po. 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  3. ^ "副总参谋长王建平任全军军训监察领导小组组长". Sohu. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  4. ^ "涉周永康案 中国军队副总长王建平被捕". BBC. 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  5. ^ "王建平涉嫌受贿犯罪,军事检察机关已立案侦查". Ministry of National Defense. 2016-12-29. Retrieved 2019-01-30.