PLA National Defence University

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PLA National Defence University
PLA National Defence University logo 2.jpg
Established 1985
Type National PLA
President Song Puxuan
Academic staff
Liu Ming Fu, Hun Xudong[1]
Location Beijing, China
Affiliations People's Liberation Army
Main Gate of PLA National Defence University
Teaching Building of PLA National Defence University

The PLA National Defence University (Chinese: 中国人民解放军国防大学) is a state university administered by the PLA. It is the top university for military education in China.

The university is located in Beijing under the leadership of PLA Central Committee. The current president of the university is Prof. Lt. Gen Wang Xibin.

It was formed in 1985 with the merger of parts of the PLA Military Academy, the PLA Political Academy, and the PLA Logistics Academy. It is claimed to be "China's equivalent to West Point."[2]

The university also host guest speakers from other countries.[3] Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia made a speech titled Towards a new type of great power relationship between China and the United States here in March 28, 2013.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • China Dream by Colonel Lui Ming Fu, Ret.
  • Why the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (Chinese Edition) (ISBN 7801768264) by Colonel Lui Ming Fu, Ret.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Connor, Neil (February 21, 2013). "China steps up defence on hacking allegations". The Daily Star Newspaper of Lebanon. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Zheng, Shiping. Party vs. State in Post-1949 China, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997, 229.
  3. ^ "People's Liberation Army (PLA) National Defense University Delegation visit SAFTI MI (24 OCT 2011)". Government of Singapore. 24 Oct 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Kevin Rudd (28 March 2013). "Towards a new type of great power relationship between China and the United States". Kevin Rudd.