Zhang Yang (general)

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Zhang Yang
Born August 1951
Wuqiang County, Hebei, China
Allegiance  China
Service/branch People's Liberation Army
Rank PLAGeneral r.png General
Commands held Political Work Department

Zhang Yang (Chinese: 张阳; pinyin: Zhāng Yáng; born August 1951) is a general in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) who served as Director of the Political Work Department. He was previously political commissar of the Guangzhou Military Region.[1]


Zhang was born in Wuqiang County, Hebei Province. He graduated from the basic department of PLA National Defense University, and also studied at the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Party School, majoring in administrative management. He is the director of the political department and a standing committee member of the CPC committee of the Guangzhou Military Region.From September 2007 to december 2015, he was political commissar and CPC party chief of the Guangzhou Military Region. He attained the rank of lieutenant general in July 2006 and general in July 2010.[2]

Zhang is a member of the 17th and 18th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China and a deputy to the 10th National People's Congress.


Military offices
Preceded by
Li Jinai
Director-general of General Political Department
Succeeded by
Miao Hua