Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission
Emblem of the People's Liberation Army
Agency overview
Formed11 January 2016; 6 years ago (2016-01-11)
TypeFunctional department of the Central Military Commission
JurisdictionPeople's Liberation Army
Headquarters"August 1st Building", Beijing
Agency executives
Parent departmentCentral Military Commission

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 established on 11 January 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 serves in the following duties:

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

List of Chiefs of the Joint Staff

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

No. Portrait Chief of the Joint Staff Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
Fenghui, FangGeneral
Fang Fenghui

(born 1951)
11 January 201626 August 20171 year, 7 months PLA Ground Force
Zuocheng, LiGeneral
Li Zuocheng

(born 1953)
26 August 2017Incumbent4 years, 237 days PLA Ground Force


  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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