Nanjing Military Region
|Nanjing Military Region|
Nanjing Military Region (highlighted)
The Nanjing Military Region (南京军区, nánjīng jūnqū) is one of seven military command regions for the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Its jurisdiction covers all military and armed police located in Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian, and Shanghai. It also covers Taiwan, which is claimed by the People's Republic of China but administered by the Republic of China. The current head of the region is Zhao Keshi.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies lists the formation with an estimated 250,000 personnel, three group armies, two armoured, one mechanised infantry, three motorised infantry, and one artillery division. There are also one armoured, four motorised infantry, two artillery, three anti-aircraft brigades, plus an anti-tank regiment.
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- Zhao Keshi(Commander), since July 2007
- Jiang Jianzeng (Deputy Commander) since October 2005
- Lin Bingyao (Deputy Commander) since November 2001
- Wang Hongguang (Deputy Commander) since December 2005
- Wang Jiaocheng (Deputy Commander) since January 2008
- Xu Chengyun (Deputy Commander) since November 2005
- Xu Hongmeng (Deputy Commander) since June 2006
- Xu Xiaoyan (Deputy Commander) since October 2005
- Zhao Guojun (Deputy Commander) since March 2003
- Cai Yingting (Chief-of-Staff) Since September 2007
- Chen Guoling (Political Officer), since July 2007
- Gao Wusheng (Deputy Political Commissar ) since July 2005
- Wang Wei (Deputy Political Commissar ) since September 2006
- Xiong Ziren (Deputy Political Commissar ) since January 2003
- Xu Jianzhong (Deputy Political Commissar ) since January 2006
Organizations affiliated with the Nanjing Military Region often use the nickname "frontline" (Chinese: 前线; pinyin: qiánxiàn; literally: "front line"), including the Frontline Performance Troupe (Chinese: 前线文工团) and the People's Frontline (Chinese: 人民前线) newspaper.
- International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Military Balance 2005-6, Routledge, 2005, p.272