Emblem of the PLA
|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|
|Parent department||Central Military Commission|
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The Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission  (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. 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
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|
|11 January 2016||26 August 2017||1 year, 227 days|
|26 August 2017||Incumbent||2 years, 76 days|
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