Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission
Agency overview
TypeFunctional department of the Central Military Commission
JurisdictionPeople's Liberation Army
HeadquartersMinistry of National Defense compound ("August 1st Building"), Beijing
Agency executive
Parent agencyCentral Military Commission
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The Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission [1] (Chinese: 中央军委装备发展部) is the chief organ under the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China. It was founded on January 11, 2016, under Xi Jinping's military reforms.[2] The department continues to oversee and improve military technology. Gen. Zhang Youxia served as the first director. The current director is Xu Xueqiang.

In September 2018, following a purchase of aircraft and missile equipment from Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport, both the EDD and Li were sanctioned by the United States State Department per the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.[3]

See also


  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. Archived from the original on January 11, 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  3. ^ U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles Reuters, 20 September 2018.