Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission

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Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission
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Formed11 January 2016
TypeFunctional department of the Central Military Commission
JurisdictionPeople's Liberation Army
HeadquartersMinistry of National Defense compound ("August 1st Building"), Beijing
Agency executives
Parent departmentCentral Military Commission
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The Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission (JSDCMC) [1] (Chinese: 中央军委联合参谋部) is the command organ and the headquarters for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China, superseding the former PLA General Staff Department. It was founded on January 11, 2016 under the military reforms of Xi Jinping.[2]

The JSDCMC is under the absolute leadership of the Central Military Commission. Its headquarters is located in Beijing. The JSDCMC continues as duties:

  • the PLA Operations Command,
  • Recruitments,
  • Mobilizations,
  • Formation,
  • Trainings and
  • Administration.

Since August 2017 the Chief of JSDCMC is General Li Zuocheng. The current deputy chiefs are Lt General Ma Yiming, and Mj. General Shao Yuanming.

List of Chiefs of the Joint Staff[edit]

For the former office, see People's Liberation Army General Staff Department.

No. Chief of the Joint Staff Took office Left office Time in office
Fang Fenghui 房峰辉
Fenghui, FangGeneral
Fang Fenghui

(born 1951)
11 January 201626 August 20171 year, 227 days
Li Zuocheng 李作成
Zuocheng, LiGeneral
Li Zuocheng

(born 1953)
26 August 2017Incumbent3 years, 87 days


  1. ^ "国防部新闻事务局官微发布中央军委机关英文译名". People's Daily Online. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  2. ^ "Xi urges reorganized military organs to focus on winning wars". Xinhua. Retrieved 2016-01-11.

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