Chengdu Military Region

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Chengdu Military Region
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Chengdu Military Region (highlighted)
Simplified Chinese 成都军区
Traditional Chinese 成都軍區

The Chengdu Military Region is one of seven military districts and is located in the southwest of the People's Republic of China, covering Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, and the Xizang/Tibet Autonomous Region. It includes some of the area previously within the Kunming Military Region and has its headquarters in Chengdu. It was probably established in 1955.[citation needed]

Organisation[edit]

Sino-defence.com stated in 2009 that the region consisted of the:

Also reported are two Mobile Armed Police Divisions (38th and 41st), and the 2nd Army Aviation Regiment at Chengdu.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies attributes the region with some 180,000 personnel, with four motorised infantry divisions, one artillery division, two armoured brigades, one artillery brigade, and two anti-aircraft brigades.

The military districts that fall within the Chengdu Military Region are:

  • Sichuan Provincial Military District
  • Tibet Military District
  • Guizhou Provincial Military District

Current Officers[edit]

(Source:[1])

  • Li Shiming (Commander), since September 2007
Fan Xiaoguang (Deputy Commander) since June 2004
Fang Dianrong (Deputy Commander) since August 2003
Gui Quanzhi (Deputy Commander) since September 2002
Li Zuocheng (Deputy Commander) since January 2008
Lu Dengming (Deputy Commander) since March 2008
Meng Jinxi (Deputy Commander) since July 2001 (CC member)
Ai Husheng (Chief-of-Staff) Since October 2007
  • Zhu Fuxi (朱福熙) (Political Officer), since October 2012 [2]
Duan Luding (Deputy Political Commissar ) since July 2007
Hu Yongzhu (Deputy Political Commissar ) since December 2006
Ma Zilong (Deputy Political Commissar ) since April 2001
Qu Quansheng (Deputy Political Commissar ) since July 2000
Zhao Kaizeng (Deputy Political Commissar ) since February 2008
Wu Changde (Political Department Director) since July 2007

Nickname[edit]

Organizations affiliated with the Chengdu Military Region often use the nickname "banner" (Chinese: 战旗; pinyin: zhànqí; literally: "battle flag"), including the Banner Performance Troupe (Chinese: 战旗文工团) and the Banner Newspaper (Chinese: 战旗报).

References[edit]

Sources and External Links[edit]

  • International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance 2006
  • Chapter 8, PLA Ground Forces, by Dennis J Blasko, in The People's Liberation Army as Organisation, RAND, CF182
  • www.sinodefence.com