Compiled from the following sources:

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

People's Daily Online


XINHUA Online (China View)


Photo courtesy Baidu Baike


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 9/15/2017
Career Data Updated: 9/15/2017

PHOTO: Zhao Keshi
Zhao Keshi 赵克石
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
Born: 1947

Biography

Zhao Keshi, male, Han Nationality, was born in 1947 and is a native of Gaoyang City, Hebei Province. He joined the PLA in 1968, and joined CPC in 1969. He served as the chief of staff of Nanjing military area command in 2004 and was promoted the lieutenant general in 2005. He was a member of 17th CPC Central Committee and served as Commander of Nanjing PLA Military Region. In 2012 he became Head of the PLA General Logistics Department and a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 18th CPC Central Military Commission.

Career Data

2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2012—2017 Head, PLA, General Logistics Department (Also known as Logistic Support Department)
2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2010— General, PLA
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2012 Commander-in-Chief, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
2005—2010 Lieutenant General, PLA
2004—2007 Chief of Staff, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
2000—2004 Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, 31st Group Army
1999—2001 Deputy Chief-of-Staff, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
1995—2005 Major General, PLA
1994—1999 Chief-of-Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, 31st Group Army
1990—1994 Director, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region, Military Training Department Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
1968 Joined, PLA


Recent Travel & Appearances

14 Sep 17 Two senior PLA officers get new appointments
07 Mar 17 PLA generals resolved to build strong armed forces
21 Feb 17 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Aharon Haliva (Head of the Technological and Logistics Directorate of Israel Defense Forces)
China, Israel vow to enhance military logistics cooperation
25 Apr 16 China mulls new law to secure national defense transport
11 Jan 16 China's new Central Military Commission organ established
01 Jan 16 China establishes Rocket Force and Strategic Support Force
23 Oct 15 Was in Beijing Municipality
China-Latin America Military Logistics Forum kicks off in Beijing
13 Apr 15 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Raimo Jyväsjärv (Deputy Chief of Staff of the Finnish Defense Forces)
China, Finland vow to boost military logistics cooperation
14 May 14 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Clinton Thomas (Commander of Joint Logistics of the Australian Defense Force (ADF))
Zhao Keshi meets with Australian counterpart # the Sino-#Australia
20 Oct 13 Travelled to New Zealand, Auckland and met with the following:
John Key (Prime Minister of New Zealand)
#New Zealand PM meets Chinese military official in Auckland #China

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