Kou Tie
Commander of Heilongjiang Military District
In office
December 2003 – September 2010
Preceded byLi Heng
Succeeded byGao Chao
Army Commander of the 23rd Army
In office
January 2002 – November 2003
Preceded byLiu Fengju
Succeeded byArmy was revoked
Personal details
BornApril 1950 (age 72)
Anda, Heilongjiang, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materPLA National Defence University
Military service
Allegiance People's Republic of China
Branch/service People's Liberation Army Ground Force
Years of service1968–2010
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Major general
Unit40th Army
23rd Army

Kou Tie (simplified Chinese: 寇铁; traditional Chinese: 寇鐵; pinyin: Kòu Tiě; born April 1950) is a Chinese major general in the People's Liberation Army. As of November 2014 he was under investigation by the military authorities. In May 2015 the Communist government turn his case over to military prosecutors. Previously he served as commander of Heilongjiang Military District.[1][2]

Kou Tie was a delegate to the 11th National People's Congress.[3] He is a member of the China Calligraphers Association.[4] He was a lyricist of the Army Song of the 23rd Army.[4]


Kou Tie was born in Anda, Heilongjiang, in April 1950. He graduated from PLA National Defence University.[3] He enlisted in the People's Liberation Army in March 1968 by age 18, during the dawn of Cultural Revolution. He was successively as soldier, platoon leader, section chief, and division commander before serving as chief of staff of the 40th Army in December 1996. He was promoted to major general in July 1998. He was deputy army commander of the 40th Army in December 2001, and held that office until January 2002, when he was promoted to become commander of the 23rd Army. He was the 14th and the last army commander of the 23rd Army, due to the Army was revoked in November 2003.[5] Then he was transferred to another post as commander of Heilongjiang Military District, serving in the post until he retirement in September 2010. He has come under investigation for "serious legal violations" in November 2004 and was transferred to the military judicial organ in May 2015.[6]


  1. ^ "PLA graft watchdog times probe announcement to intimidate". wantchinatimes.com. 2015-06-18. Archived from the original on 2015-08-05.
  2. ^ "Chinese military vows continued corruption fight". Xinhuanet. 2015-06-17. Archived from the original on June 20, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Kou Tie". People.com.cn (in Chinese). 2008-03-12.
  4. ^ a b Gui Tiantian (2015-06-17). 军队“打虎榜”再增2人 武警部队首现落马军官. Tencent (in Chinese).
  5. ^ 黑龙江省军区原司令寇铁退休五年落马. Caixin.com (in Chinese). 2015-06-16.
  6. ^ "2 more Chinese officers fall in military anti-graft drive". The Associated Press. 2015-11-10.
Military offices Preceded byLiu Fengju (柳凤举) Army Commander of the 23rd Army 2002–2003 Succeeded byArmy was revoked Preceded byLi Heng (李衡) Commander of Heilongjiang Military District 2003–2010 Succeeded byGao Chao (高潮)