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Wang Yu
Native name
BornJanuary 1964 (age 60)
Zhijiang, Hubei
Allegiance People's Republic of China
Service/branch People's Liberation Army Navy
Years of service1987–present
RankRear Admiral
UnitSouth Sea Fleet
Commands heldHead of the Equipment Department of South Sea Fleet (December 2014 – September 2015)
Spouse(s)Xu Ni

Wang Yu (Chinese: 汪玉; pinyin: Wāng Yù; born January 1964) is a Rear Admiral in the People's Liberation Army Navy of China. He is a member of the Chinese Communist Party. As of September 2015 he was under investigation by the military authorities. Previously he served as head of the Equipment Department of South Sea Fleet.[1]


Wang was born in January 1964 in Zhijiang, Hubei. After graduating from Yiling High School, he entered Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where he majored in mechanical and power engineering. In December 1987, he enlisted in the People's Liberation Army and was assigned to the Navy Equipment Research Institute. He was elevated to deputy chief engineer in 1994, four years later, he was promoted again to become chief engineer. On July 20, 2007, he promoted to Rear Admiral. He was president of the Navy Equipment Research Institute before serving as Head of the Equipment Department of South Sea Fleet.

In September 2015, he was put under investigation for alleged "serious violations of discipline". Then he was removed from membership of China's national legislature, the National People's Congress.[2]

Wang is a former delegate to the 10th, 11th and 12th National People's Congress.

Personal life

Wang Yu married Xu Ni (徐霓), a medical doctor who had studied in Germany.[3]


  1. ^ 违纪少将汪玉28岁获破格晋升 39岁当人大代表. Sohu (in Chinese). 2016-02-28.
  2. ^ 南海舰队原装备部长汪玉因严重违纪涉嫌犯罪落马. Ifeng (in Chinese). 2016-02-27.
  3. ^ 官方证实副军级少将汪玉“严重违纪涉嫌犯罪”. Caixin (in Chinese). 2016-02-27.
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