People's Liberation Army General Staff Department

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The People's Liberation Army General Staff Department (GSD; simplified Chinese: 中国人民解放军总参谋部; traditional Chinese: 中國人民解放軍總參謀部; pinyin: Zhōngguó Rénmín Jiěfàngjūn Zǒngcānmóubù) is the former command organ and the headquarters for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China. It was under the absolute leadership of the Central Military Commission. Its duties included PLA Operations Command, Recruitments, Mobilizations, Formation, Trainings and Administration. The PLA General Staff Headquarters was located in Beijing and its last commander was General Fang Fenghui.

The department was disbanded in January 2016 and its operations were consolidated into the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission.[1]

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