Commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy

The Commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy (simplified Chinese: 中国人民解放军海军司令员; traditional Chinese: 中國人民解放軍海軍司令員; pinyin: Zhōngguó Rénmín Jiěfàngjūn Hǎijūn Sīlìngyuán), is the title of the People's Liberation Army officer who serves as the commanding officer of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The 8th and current, commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy is Vice-Admiral Shen Jinlong.

Commander of the
People's Liberation Army Navy
中国人民解放军海军司令员
Naval Ensign of China
Naval Ensign of the People's Republic of China
Vice Adm. Jinlong Shen
Incumbent
Shen Jinlong

since January 2017
Member of People's Liberation Army Navy
SeatBeijing
FormationApril 14, 1950
First holderXiao Jinguang

Title's history

The Navy of PLA East China Military Area Command (华东军区海军) was originally established on April 23, 1949, in Baimamiao Township of Tai County, Jiangsu province, General Zhang Aiping was commissioned as commander and political commissar.

On April 14, 1950, the PLA Navy Command was established in Beijing, which is the China's highest naval organ. The Commander of the PLA Navy is nominated by the President for appointment from any eligible officers holding the rank of admiral or Vice-admiral (shang jiang), and under the leadership of the Central Military Commission. Grand Admiral Xiao Jinguang was the first commander of the PLA Navy.

List of commanders

Commander of the PLA East China Military Area Command Navy

Commander Took office Left office Time in office Alma mater Ref
1
Zhang Aiping .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}张爱萍
Zhang Aiping
张爱萍

(1910–2003)
23 April 194914 April 1950356 daysCounter-Japanese Military and Political University.

Commander of the PLA Navy

Commander Took office Left office Time in office Alma mater Ref
1
Xiao Jinguang .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}萧劲光
Grand Admiral
Xiao Jinguang
萧劲光

(1903–1989)
14 April 1950January 198029 years, 8 monthsMoscow Sun Yat-sen University.
2
Ye Fei .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}叶飞
General
Ye Fei
叶飞

(1914–1999)
January 1980August 19822 years, 7 monthsWhampoa Military Academy.
3
Liu Huaqing .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}刘华清
Admiral
Liu Huaqing
刘华清

(1916–2011)
August 1982January 19885 years, 5 months..
4
Zhang Lianzhong [zh] .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}张连忠
Admiral
Zhang Lianzhong
张连忠

(born 1931)
January 1988November 19968 years, 10 monthsNaval Submarine Institute.
5
Shi Yunsheng .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}石云生
Admiral
Shi Yunsheng
石云生

(born 1940)
November 1996June 20036 years, 7 monthsPLA National Defence University.
6
Zhang Dingfa .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}张定发
Admiral
Zhang Dingfa
张定发

(1943–2006)
June 2003April 20062 years, 10 monthsPLA National Defence University[1]
7
Wu Shengli .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}吴胜利
Admiral
Wu Shengli
吴胜利

(born 1945)
April 2006January 201710 years, 9 monthsPLA Institute of Surveying and Mapping[2]
8
Shen Jinlong .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}沈金龙
Vice Admiral
Shen Jinlong
沈金龙

(born 1956)
January 2017Incumbent2 years, 7 months..

References

  1. ^ 海军原司令员张定发出殡 胡锦涛亲自送别. ifeng (in Chinese). 2006-12-23.
  2. ^ 吴胜利同志简历. people.com.cn (in Chinese). 2016.

Further reading

  • Ma Junjie (2014-10-01). 《档案里的中国海军历史》 [The History of PLA Navy in Archives] (in Chinese). jinan, Shandong: Shandong Pictorial Publishing House. ISBN 9787547413555.
  • Gao Xiaoxing; Weng Saifei; Zhou Dehua (2012-10-01). The PLA Navy. Beijing: China Intercontinental Press. ISBN 9787508522258.
  • Li Qiong (2015). 《海上长城:中国人民解放军海军成立六十周年庆典》 [Great Wall in the Sea: 60 Anniversary of the Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Navy] (in Chinese). Changchun ,Jilin: Jilin Publishing Group. ISBN 9787546318264.
China–Israel relations

China–Israel relations (In Chinese : 中以关系 Zhōng yǐ guānxì. In Hebrew : יחסי ישראל-סין Yechasei Yisrael-Sin) are the diplomatic, economic, cultural, military ties between the People's Republic of China and the State of Israel.

Israel was the first country in the Middle East to recognize the PRC as the legitimate government of China. However, China did not establish normal diplomatic relations with Israel until 1992. Since then, Israel and China have developed increasingly close strategic economic, military and technological links with each other. Israel maintains an embassy in Beijing and is planning to open a new consulate in Chengdu, its third in Mainland China. China is Israel's third largest trading partner globally and largest trading partner in East Asia. Trade volume increased from $50 million in 1992 to $15 billion in 2013. Shared commonalities and similarities between the cultures and values of the two nations with ancient roots dating back thousands of years as well as convergence of interests have made the two countries natural partners. In addition, China is one of the few countries in the world to concurrently maintain warm relations with Israel, Palestine, and the Muslim world at large.China's status as a potential world power has prompted Israel to maintain closer ties with China by integrating China's global influence with Israel's pragmatic economic management, political stability and its regional strategic importance in the Middle East. Beijing has appreciated Israel's political stability and diplomatic ingenuity and sees the Jewish state as one of the regional pillars for securing China's influence in the Middle East and the entire world.

Commander of the People's Liberation Army Air Force

The Commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy (Chinese: 中国人民解放军空军司令员; pinyin: Zhōngguó rénmín jiěfàngjūn kōngjūn sīlìng yuán), is the title of the People's Liberation Army officer who serves as the commanding officer of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The 12th and current, commander of the People's Liberation Army Air Force is Ding Laihang.

Liu Huaqing

Liu Huaqing (Chinese: 刘华清; October 1, 1916 – January 14, 2011) was a general of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. He served as third Commander of the PLA Navy from 1982 through 1988, and is considered to have greatly contributed to the modernization of the Chinese Navy.

He had outlined a three-step process by which China would have a navy of global reach by the second half of the 21st century. In step one, from 2000 to 2010, China would develop a naval force that could operate up to the first island chain. In step two, from 2010 to 2020, China's navy would become a regional force capable of projecting force to the second island chain. In step three, to be achieved by 2040, China would possess a blue-water navy with aircraft carriers as its centerpiece. He was a strong advocate of the Chinese aircraft carrier program.

Liu encouraged technological innovation within China that would increase naval capabilities, but he also advocated large foreign purchases. During the 1960s and 1970s, Liu was responsible for naval research and development before heading national military research. He was also the top commander of the troops enforcing martial law to suppress the Tiananmen Square protests in June 3–4, 1989. From 1992 to 1997 Liu was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee. He was the last Standing Committee member of a military background. Since he left the Standing Committee in 1997, no other military leader has sat on the committee.

Mr. Liu remained active through the mid-1990s and appeared in uniform at 2007 commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army in Beijing.

Liu died on January 14, 2011 in Beijing. Liu Huaqing's son, Liu Zhuoming, is a vice admiral of the PLA Navy.

Tao Yong

Tao Yong (Chinese: 陶勇; 21 January 1913 - 21 January 1967) was the Deputy Commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), also the Lieutenant General of the People's Liberation Army.

Wang Shouye

Wang Shouye (Chinese: 王守业; pinyin: Wáng Shǒuyè; born 1943) is a former Chinese vice admiral (zhong jiang) who served as Deputy Commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). He was convicted of embezzling 160 million yuan of public funds and received a death sentence with reprieve in 2006, later commuted to life in prison. At the time of his conviction, it was the biggest corruption scandal in the history of the People's Liberation Army.

Wu Shengli

Wu Shengli (Chinese: 吴胜利; born August 1945) is a retired Chinese admiral who served as Commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) from 2006 to 2017. Prior to that, he served as PLA's Deputy Chief of Staff, Commander of the South Sea Fleet, and President of Dalian Naval Academy.

Wu presided over the PLAN during a time of expanding Chinese maritime interests and increased regional tensions. The PLAN grew under his tenure from a coastal defense force to an emerging expeditionary force. His tenure was marked by a litany of achievements and historic firsts, including the PLAN's first deployment of a counter-piracy task force to the Gulf of Aden in 2008, the first evacuation of foreign nationals from a distant country during the 2011 Libyan Civil War, and the commissioning of China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning in 2012.

Ye Fei

Ye Fei (simplified Chinese: 叶飞; traditional Chinese: 葉飛; pinyin: Yè Fēi; 7 May 1914 – 18 April 1999) was a Filipino-Chinese military general and politician of the People's Republic of China. Born Sixto Mercado Tiongco Yap in the Philippines to a Chinese father and a Filipina mother, he joined the Chinese Communist Party at a young age and fought many battles as a senior commander of the People's Liberation Army in the Chinese Civil War. At age 40, he was among the first PLA commanders to be awarded the rank of General by the newly established People's Republic of China and later served as Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese Navy. He also served in a number of civilian posts including Governor and Communist Party Chief of Fujian Province, and Minister of Transport.

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