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Encyclopedia > Cao Gangchuan
Cao Gangchuan
Cao Gangchuan
Hanyu Pinyin Cáo Gāng Chuān
Wade-Giles Ts`ao Kang-ch`uan
Simplified Chinese 曹刚川
Traditional Chinese 曹剛川
Family name Cao

Cao Gangchuan (Traditional Chinese: 曹剛川, Simplified Chinese: 曹刚川, Hanyu Pinyin: Cáo Gāng Chuān), (born December 1935) is the defense minister of China. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... Simplified Chinese characters (Simplified Chinese: 简体字; Traditional Chinese: 簡體字; pinyin: jiǎntǐzì; also called 简化字/簡化字, jiǎnhuàzì) are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... A Chinese surname, also called a clan name or family name (姓, pinyin: x ng; or 氏, shi), is one of the over seven hundred family names used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups. ... Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Simplified Chinese characters (Simplified Chinese: 简体字; Traditional Chinese: 簡體字; pinyin: jiǎntǐzì; also called 简化字/簡化字, jiǎnhuàzì) are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A defence minister (Commonwealth English) or defense minister (American English) is a cabinet portfolio (position) which regulates the armed forces in a sovereign nation. ...


Cao Gangchuan, native of Wugang, Henan Province, was born in December 1935. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in July 1956 and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in July 1954. He graduated from the Military Engineering School of the Artillery Corps of the Soviet Union. He holds the military rank of general. Henan (Chinese: 河南; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ho-nan), is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located in the central part of the country. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Communist Party of China flag The Communist Party of China (Simplified Chinese: 中国共产党; Traditional Chinese: 中國共産黨; pinyin: ) is the ruling party of the Peoples Republic of China. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


He is now a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, state councilor, minister of national defense and director of the PLA General Armament Department.


1954-1956: Student of Nanjing No. 3 Artillery Ordnance Technical School and No.1 Ordnance Technical School; teacher of the No. 1 Ordnance Technical School in 1956.


1956-1957: Student of the PLA Dalian Russian-Language School.


1957-1963: Student of Military Engineering School of the Artillery Corps of the Soviet Union.


1963-1969: Assistant of Ammunition Division of Ordnance Department of PLA General Logistics Department.


1969-1975: Assistant of Munitions Division of Military Equipment Department of PLA General Logistics Department.


1975-1982: Staff officer and deputy director of General Planning Division of Military Equipment Department of PLA Headquarters of the General Staff.


1982-1989: Deputy director of Military Equipment Department of PLA Headquarters of the General Staff.


1989-1990: Director of Military Affairs Department of PLA Headquarters of the General Staff.


1990-1992: Director of the Office of Military Trade of Central Military Commission.


1992-1996: Deputy chief of the general staff of PLA.


1996-1998: Minister of Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.


1998-1998: Director of PLA General Armament Department.


1998-2002: Member of the CPC Central Military Commission; director and secretary of Party committee of PLA General Armament Department.


2002-2003: Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, vice chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission; director and secretary of Party committee of PLA General Armament Department.


In March 2003, he was also appointed as vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China as well as state councilor.


He was a member of the 15th CPC Central Committee, and is now a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and member of the Political Bureau of the 16th CPC Central Committee.


External links

  • http://www.china.com.cn/english/PP-e/48909.htm?bcsi_scan_099F6B73F9665AB0=0&bcsi_scan_filename=48909.htm

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Cao Gangchuan, native of Wugang, Henan Province, was born in December 1935.
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