Zhang Jun (politician)

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.

Chief Prosecutor

Zhang Jun
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
Boxing County, Shandong, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materJilin University
Renmin University of China
Wuhan University


Zhang was born in Boxing County, Shandong province, and joined the Communist Party of China 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 Communist Party of China 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.[3]

In March 2018, Zhang was elected as the Procurator-General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.[4]


  • Vice President of China's Criminal Law Research Society


  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. ^ "China's top legislature wraps up bi-monthly session". Xinhua. Archived from the original on 9 October 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  4. ^ "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 by
Cao Jianming
Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate
Government offices
Preceded by
Wu Aiying
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Fu Zhenghua