Chief Prosecutor
Zhang Jun
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Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate
Assumed office
March 2018
Preceded byCao Jianming
Minister of Justice
In office
24 February 2017 – 19 March 2018
PremierLi Keqiang
Preceded byWu Aiying
Succeeded byFu Zhenghua
Personal details
BornOctober 1956 (age 65)
Boxing County, Shandong, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materJilin University
Renmin University of China
Wuhan University

Zhang Jun (simplified Chinese: 张军; traditional Chinese: 張軍; pinyin: Zhāng Jūn; born October 1956) is a Chinese politician and former judge, serving currently as the Procurator-General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, and the Minister of Justice. He formerly served as Vice Minister of the Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China and Vice President of the Supreme People's Court. He is also a regular contributor for Project Syndicate.


Zhang was born in Boxing County, Shandong province, and joined the Chinese Communist Party in May 1974. He is a law graduate from Jilin University who attained his master's degree from Renmin University of China and his doctorate from Wuhan University.

Zhang joined the Changchun Municipal Propaganda department under the Communist Youth League of China in 1975. In 1978, with the restoration of state exams, he was able to join the Jilin University's Faculty of Law. He started working in the Supreme People's Court in 1985.

During his tenure in the Supreme People's Court, Zhang served as clerk of the criminal office, Deputy Director and later Director of the Criminal Department, Deputy Director of Research and other roles, receiver of special government allowances in 2000.[1] In 2001, Zhang had briefly served as executive vice president of the Beijing Municipal Higher People's Court; and upon his return to the Supreme People's Court, he was promoted to vice president of the higher courts, membership in the Trial Committee and was made a judge.

In July 2003, he transferred to serve as Vice Minister of Justice. From April 2008 onward, he served as deputy party group secretary of the Supreme People's Court, becoming a minister-level official. In November 2011, Zhang was promoted to judge of the first grade.

In October 2012, Zhang resigned his posts in the Supreme People's Court and in the 8th session of the Seventeenth Chinese Communist Party Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, he was selected as deputy secretary.[2] On November 2012, Zhang extended his term as deputy secretary of the CCDI during the first session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

In February 2017, Zhang was appointed as the Minister of Justice by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.[citation needed]

In March 2018, Zhang was elected as the Procurator-General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.[3]



  1. ^ "司法部副部长张军". Xinhua. Archived from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  2. ^ "张军被增选为中央纪委副书记". China News. Archived from the original on 19 May 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Zhang Jun elected procurator-general of China's Supreme People's Procuratorate". Xinhua. Archived from the original on 18 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
Legal offices Preceded byCao Jianming Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate 2018– Incumbent Government offices Preceded byWu Aiying Minister of Justice 2017–2018 Succeeded byFu Zhenghua