Defense Minister

Gen.Wei Fenghe

Gen.Wei Fenghe

General Wei Fenghe was appointed to head China's Ministry of National Defense at the 13th National People's Congress on March 19, 2018.

Wei Fenghe, male, Han ethnicity, was born in February 1954 and is from Chiping, Shandong province, China. He joined the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in December 1970 and the Communist Party of China (CPC) in January 1972. He is a graduate of the PLA National Defense University(NDU) where he majored in coordinated operations command and was awarded a Bachelor degree.

Wei Fenghe is currently a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee, a member of the CPC Central Military Committee, a member of the Central Military Committee of the People's Republic of China (PRC), State Councilor, a member of the Leading Party Members' Group of the State Council, and Defense Minister. He holds the rank of general.

China, ASEAN vow to strengthen defense, security cooperation

China, ASEAN vow to strengthen defense, security cooperation

2022-06-22

The 13th China-ASEAN Defense Ministers' Informal Meeting was held via video link on Wednesday. The meeting was co-chaired by Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe and General Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Cambodia, the rotating chair of ASEAN.

Chinese defense minister elaborates China's Vision for Regional Order at 19th Shangri-La Dialogue

Chinese defense minister elaborates China's Vision for Regional Order at 19th Shangri-La Dialogue

2022-06-12

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe delivered a speech on "China's Vision for Regional Order" at the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 12, 2022.

Chinese defense minister holds talks with US counterpart in Singapore

Chinese defense minister holds talks with US counterpart in Singapore

2022-06-10

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe held talks with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin when attending the 19th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 10, 2022.

Singapore PM meets with Chinese Defense Minister

Singapore PM meets with Chinese Defense Minister

2022-06-10

The Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong met with the visiting Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe at the Istana on the afternoon of June 10, 2022.

Chinese defense minister to attend 19th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue and visit Singapore

Chinese defense minister to attend 19th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue and visit Singapore

2022-05-31

State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe will attend the 19th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue and visit Singapore upon invitation from June 8 to 12, 2022.

China, Oman vow to promote strategic partnership, military cooperation

China, Oman vow to promote strategic partnership, military cooperation

2022-04-29

Senior officials from China and Oman pledged on Thursday to further promote their strategic partnership and boost military cooperation.