Zhao Zongqi

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Zhao Zongqi
Native name
赵宗岐
Born1955 (age 63–64)
Bin County, Heilongjiang, China
Allegiance China
Service/branch People's Liberation Army Ground Force
RankPLAGeneral r.png General
Commands heldCommander, Jinan Military Region (2012–2016)
Commander, Western Theater Command (2016–)

Zhao Zongqi (Chinese: 赵宗岐; pinyin: Zhào Zōngqí; born 1955) is a general (shang jiang) of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China and the current Commanding Officer of the Western Theater Command.

Zhao was born in Bin County, Heilongjiang province. In his earlier year he was the deputy chief of staff of the Tibet Military District. In August 1999, he was promoted to chief of staff of the Tibet Military District, then deputy commanding officer of the Chongqing Mobilization District. In October 2004, he was named commander of the 14th Group Army. In September 2007, he was transferred to the 13th Group Army as commander. In December 2007, he was named chief of staff of the general staff of the Jinan Military Region.[1] In November 2012 he was named commander of the Jinan Military Region. On July 31, 2015, he was promoted to the rank of general.[2] On February 1, 2016, he was named commander of the re-organized Western Theater Command.[3]

Zhao is a member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 武仲良 陈长杰 胡国庆. "济南军区参谋长赵宗岐中将莅临新县调研工作". Henan National Defence Education Online. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  2. ^ "中央军委在北京举行晋升上将军衔警衔仪式". 网易. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  3. ^ "五大战区司令员、政委公布(名单)". IFeng. February 1, 2016.