Liu Zhenli
刘振立
Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission
Assumed office
September 2022
Preceded byLi Zuocheng
Commander of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force
In office
June 2021 – September 2022
Preceded byHan Weiguo
Succeeded byLi Qiaoming
Chief of Staff of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force
In office
December 2015 – June 2021
Preceded byNew title
Succeeded byHuang Ming
Chief of Staff of People's Armed Police
In office
July 2015 – December 2015
Preceded byNiu Zhizhong
Succeeded byQin Tian
Personal details
BornAugust 1964 (age 59)
Luancheng County, Hebei, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materPLA National Defence University
Military service
Allegiance People's Republic of China
Branch/service People's Liberation Army Ground Force
Years of service1983–present
Rank General
Battles/warsSino-Vietnamese conflicts (1979–1991)
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Liu Zhenli (Chinese: 刘振立; born August 1964) is a general (3 star) (Shangjiang) of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), currently serving as chief of staff of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission. He was commander of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force from June 2021 to December 2022.[1]

He is a member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He was a delegate to the 12th National People's Congress.

Biography

Liu was born in Luancheng County, Hebei, in August 1964. He enlisted in the People's Liberation Army in September 1983 and joined the Communist Party of China in April 1984. He graduated from the PLA National Defence University.

In 1986, he participated in the Sino-Vietnamese conflicts (1979–1991). In the war, he and his men successfully defended the line against repeated the People's Army of Vietnam assaults for 36 times.

He was chief of staff of the 65th Group Army in December 2009, commander of the army in February 2012, and commander of the 38th Group Army in March 2014.

He was transferred to the People's Armed Police in July 2015 and appointed chief of staff.

In December 2015, he became the first chief of staff of the newly reshuffled People's Liberation Army Ground Force. In June 2021, he was made commander of the army.

In September 2022, he was commissioned as chief of staff of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission.[2][3][4]

He was promoted to the rank of major general (Shaojiang) in December 2010, lieutenant general (Zhongjiang) in July 2016, and general (Shangjiang) in July 2021.[5]

References

  1. ^ Yu Hui (余晖) (5 July 2021). 四位将军同时晋升上将!职务均系首次披露. qq.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  2. ^ 港媒称习近平军委新班子搭成 军委副主席换人. rfi.fr (in Chinese). 23 September 2022. Retrieved 4 January 2023.
  3. ^ Yang An (杨安) (24 October 2022). 中共二十大报道:新任中央军委成员出炉,“台海帮”得势. voachinese.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 4 January 2023.
  4. ^ 路透:新一届中央军委为可能的对台行动提供凝聚力. dw.com (in Chinese). 27 October 2022. Retrieved 4 January 2023.
  5. ^ Jia Nan (贾楠) (5 July 2021). 4人晋升上将!. Sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 6 July 2021.
Military offices Preceded byXu Linping [zh] Commander of the 38th Group Army 2014–2015 Succeeded byWang Yinfang [zh] Preceded byNiu Zhizhong Chief of Staff of People's Armed Police 2015–2015 Succeeded byQin Tian New title Chief of Staff of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force 2015–2021 Succeeded byHuang Ming Preceded byHan Weiguo Commander of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force 2021–2022 Succeeded byLi Qiaoming Preceded byLi Zuocheng Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission 2022–present Incumbent