MND appoints first female political warfare bureau chief

27 September, 2023

Courtesy of ICRT


The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has appointed its first female chief to head the Political Warfare Bureau. The appointment follows the promotion of Lieutenant General Chen Yu-lin to head the agency.


Chen currently serves as the director-general of the Army Command Headquarters' Political Warfare Department. She will officially take up the post as head of the Political Warfare Bureau on 1 October. Chen will fill the vacancy left by Lieutenant General Yang An, who will officially retire this coming Sunday.

The Political Warfare Bureau is responsible for psychological warfare for countering Beijing's efforts to gain influence over individuals and organisations inside and outside of China, including in Taiwan.


Chen graduated from the military's Political Warfare College in 1988 and later became the country's first two-star female general. She previously served as the political warfare department chief on Matsu and as a political warfare department head at the 6th Army Corps.

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