Wang Ning (general)

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Wang Ning
Native name 王宁
Birth name Wang Luning (王鲁宁)
Born August 1955 (age 61)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Allegiance  China
Service/branch People's Liberation Army
People's Armed Police
Rank PLAGeneral r.png Armed Police General
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang.

Wang Ning (simplified Chinese: 王宁; traditional Chinese: 王寧; pinyin: Wāng Níng; born August 1955) is a general of the People's Liberation Army of China, currently serving as commander of the People's Armed Police. Previously he served as the deputy chief of the Joint Staff.[1][2] Wang is an alternate member of the 18th CPC Central Committee.

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Born Wang Luning (simplified Chinese: 王鲁宁; traditional Chinese: 王魯寧) in Nanjing, Jiangsu in August 1955, with his ancestral home in Rongcheng, Shandong.[3]

Wang joined the People's Liberation Army in 1970 and he was serving in Nanjing Military Region. Between 1986 and 1992, he served as the commander of an artillery regiment in the 12th Group Army. During his time in command, his regiment won a large number of accolades.[3]

In 2003, Wang was appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Shanghai Garrison.[3] In 2006, Wang was elevated to the Commander of Jiangxi Military District, he remained in that position until December 2010, when he was transferred to Beijing and appointed the Chief of Staff of the Beijing Military Region. He was made a lieutenant general in November 2012.[3]

In July 2013, Wang was promoted to become the Deputy Chief of Joint Staff.[3][4] In December 2014, Wang became the commander of the People's Armed Police. He had no prior experience in the armed police, so his appointment came as somewhat of a surprise.[5] Wang was a delegate to the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Wang is an alternate member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. It is widely believed that given Wang's seniority and position, he will enter the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China as a full member in 2017.[5]

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