Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

XINHUA Online (China View)


China Military


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/4/2013
Career Data Updated: 6/4/2013

PHOTO: Ma Xiaotian
Ma Xiaotian 马晓天
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission; Commander-in-Chief, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
Born: 1949

Biography Highlight

Ma Xiaotian, male, Han nationality, is a native of Gongyi City, Henan province. He was born in 1949, joined the CPC in 1969, joined the Chinese PLA in 1965, and graduated from the 12th Aviation School with the academic credentials of junior college. He is an air marshal and was made deputy chief of staff of the air force in 1997. Ma was a member of the 16th and 17th CPC Central Committees.

Recent Career Data

2012— Commander-in-Chief, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2009— General, PLA
2007—2012 Deputy Chief, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2003—2007 President, University of National Defense
2003—2007 Deputy Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2001—2003 Commander, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region, Air Force Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City

Recent Travel & Appearances

04/11/14 Ma Xiaotian meets with French Air Force chief of staff #China #France
03/13/13 Ma Xiaotian meets with #Egyptian guests #China
11/16/12 Ma Xiaotian meets with #New Zealand guest #China
11/15/12 Ma Xiaotian meets with Commander of the #Myanmar Army. #China
10/17/12 #China, #Laos to strengthen military cooperation

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