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

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 1/15/2015
Career Data Updated: 9/18/2007

PHOTO: Zhang Wannian
Zhang Wannian 张万年
Former Member of the 15th CPC Politburo
Born: 1928
Died: 2015

Biography Highlight

Zhang Wannian, male, Han nationality, was born in 1928 in Longkou, Shandong Province. He joined the PLA in 1944 and the CPC in 1945. He fought in the Chinese civil war and was cited for meritorious service. He was a regimental combat staff officer at the time of the Korean War and afterwards.

Recent Career Data

(Won five merit citations and the Order of Liberation (Class 3))
1998—2003 Member, 9th NPC
1997—2002 Vice-Chairman, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1997—???? Director, PLA, Election Committee
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2002 Secretary, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat
1995—1997 Vice-Chairman, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1995—2003 Vice-Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC
1993— General, PLA

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