Xu Fenlin

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Xu Fenlin
Deputy Chief of Joint Staff
Assumed office
Commander of the Guangzhou Military Region
In office
December 2009 – January 2016
Preceded by Zhang Qinsheng
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born July 1953 (age 65)
Jintan, Jiangsu, China
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Central Party School
Military service
Allegiance  China
Service/branch People's Liberation Army
Years of service 1969−present
Rank PLAGeneral r.png General
Commands Guangzhou Military Region

Xu Fenlin (Chinese: 徐粉林; born July 1953) is a general (shang jiang) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army who has served as Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff since 2016. Prior to that, he was the final Commander of the Guangzhou Military Region between 2009 and 2016, before its abolition in January 2016.


Xu Fenlin was born in July 1953 in Jintan, Jiangsu Province. He has a bachelor's degree in economics and management from the Central Party School. He attained the rank of major general in July 2002, lieutenant general in July 2008, and full general in July 2013.[1][2]

Xu served as Chief-of-Staff of the Guangzhou Military Region from 2007 to 2009, and was promoted to Commander in 2009.[1] He stayed in the role for some six years, before being transferred to the Joint Staff to serve as deputy chief.[2]

He was an alternate member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and is a full member of the 18th Central Committee.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c 徐粉林 (in Chinese). Phoenix New Media. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Xu Fenlin". China Vitae. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
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