Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission

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Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission
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Agency overview
Formed 11 January 2016
Type Functional department of the Central Military Commission
Jurisdiction People's Liberation Army
Headquarters Ministry of National Defense compound ("August 1st Building"), Beijing
Agency executives
Parent department Central Military Commission
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The Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission [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 Xi Jinping's military reforms.[2] It is under the absolute leadership of the Central Military Commission. The Department continues PLA Operations Command, Recruitments, Mobilizations, Formation, Trainings and Administration duties. Its Headquarters is located in Beijing and the current chief of Joint staff 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.

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 2017Incumbent1 year, 24 days


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