WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                  FORM 8-K

                               Current Report
                    Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                       Securities Exchange Act of 1934

     Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):   March 2, 2005

            (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

      Delaware                      0-13337                22-2497491        
(State of Incorporation)       (Commission File           (IRS Employer
                                Number)                    Identification No.)

             136-14 Northern Blvd., Suite 8E, Flushing, NY 11354
                   (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

                                (718) 359-6866     
                        Registrant's Telephone Number

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Item 5.02  Election of Director   

     On March 2, 2005 the Board of Directors of Advanced Battery Technologies
elected Guopeng Gao to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Gao
is not expected to currently serve on any committees of the Board, as none
have yet been constituted.

     From 2002 to date Mr. Gao has served as Vice President of the Registrant's
subsidiary, HeilongJiang ZhongQiang Power Tech Co, Ltd.  From 2000 until 2002,
Mr. Gao was Technical Manager for Heilongjiang Shuangtai Electric Co. Ltd. 



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the 
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                  ADVANCED BATTERY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Dated: March 3, 2005              By:/s/ Zhiguo Fu      
                                  Zhiguo Fu
                                  Chief Executive Officer