Tian Zhong

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Tian Zhong
田中
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Deputy Commander of the PLA Navy
Assumed office
January 2014
Commander Wu Shengli
Commander of the North Sea Fleet
In office
January 2008 December 2013
Preceded by Su Shiliang
Succeeded by Qiu Yanpeng
Personal details
Born1956 (age 6465)
Huanghua, Hebei, China
Political party Communist Party of China
Military service
AllegianceFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Branch/service People's Liberation Army Navy
Years of service1974 − present
Rank PLALtGeneral r.png Vice-Admiral

Tian Zhong (Chinese :田中; born 1956) is a vice-admiral ( zhong jiang ) of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China. He has been deputy commander of the PLAN since 2014, and formerly served as commander of the North Sea Fleet.

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Early life

Tian Zhong was born in 1956 in Huanghua, Hebei Province.

Career

Zhong joined the PLAN in 1974; he attained the rank of rear admiral in 2001 and vice-admiral in 2009. [1]

From December 2007 to January 2014, Tian served as commander of the North Sea Fleet as well as deputy commander of the Jinan Military Region. He became deputy commander of the PLA Navy in January 2014, and Rear Admiral Qiu Yanpeng succeeded him as commander of the North Sea Fleet. [1] [2] [3]

Tian Zhong was a member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Tian Zhong". China Vitae. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  2. 田中升任海军副司令员 邱延鹏接任北海舰队司令 (in Chinese). Tencent. 2014-01-16. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  3. David Liebenberg; Jeffrey Becker (2014-02-07). "Recent Personnel Shifts Hint at Major Changes on the Horizon for PLA Navy Leadership". Jamestown Foundation.