|Chief of Joint Staff|
January 2016 – August 2017
|Preceded by||Position created|
|Succeeded by||Li Zuocheng|
Ma Xianyang (马咸阳)
April 1951 (age 72)
Xunyi County, Shaanxi, China
|Political party||Chinese Communist Party (1975–2018, expelled)|
|Alma mater||PLA National Defence University|
National University of Defence Technology
|Branch/service||People's Liberation Army Ground Force|
|Years of service||1968−2018|
|Rank||General (stripped in 2018)|
Fang Fenghui (born April 1951) is a former top general in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). He served as the Chief of Joint Staff and a member of the Central Military Commission. He was placed under investigation for corruption in 2017 and subsequently convicted.
Fang was born Ma Xianyang (马咸阳) in Chidao Township, Xunyi County, Shaanxi Province. His father Ma Guoxuan (马国选) was a military and government officer who died in 1960. After his mother Fang Linjiang (房林江) remarried in Bin County, he renamed himself Fang Fenghui using his mother's surname.
Fang joined the PLA in February 1968, at the height of the Cultural Revolution. He served in Xinjiang in his early career. He later served as commander of the Beijing Military Region (2007–2012). and commander of Guangzhou Military Region (2003–2007). Fang achieved the rank of Major general in 1998, Lieutenant general in July 2005 and general in July 2010. He was appointed as the Chief of Joint Staff on October 25, 2012, succeeding Chen Bingde; when the Joint Staff department was re-organized in 2016 as a new organ under the Central Military Commission, Fang continued his role as chief of the joint staff.
During the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, Fang served as the commanding officer of the military contingent during the inspection parade of then Central Military Commission chairman Hu Jintao.
In August 2017, Fang was placed under investigation for corruption. He was sent to military procuratorial organs in January 2018. He was expelled from the Communist Party on October 16, 2018. On February 20, 2019, Fang was sentenced to life imprisonment for bribery.
Fang was a member of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.