Senior Colonel Tan Kefei to debut as new defense ministry spokesperson

Tan Kefei, the seventh spokesperson of China‘s Ministry of National Defense. Photo: Ministry of National Defense‘s official website

China‘s Ministry of National Defense (MND) will welcome new spokesperson Tan Kefei, the seventh person to take the post since the establishment of the ministry‘s spokesperson system in 2007. 

Born in 1975 in Northeast China‘s Liaoning Province, Tan was admitted into the People‘s Liberation Army Foreign Languages Institute in 1994. 

Tan obtained his Master‘s degree in law at the Law School of Peking University. In December 2019, he became deputy director of the Information Office of the defense ministry, according to the MND website. 

The ministry has three spokespersons currently. Wu Qian serves as director and spokesperson of the ministry‘s Information Office. Ren Guoqiang serves as the spokesperson and vice head of the office, Chinanews reported. 

All three hold the rank of senior colonel.

Tan is expected to make his debut as spokesperson at the Thursday afternoon press conference. 

Global Times


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