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 is under the absolute leadership of the Central Military Commission. Its duties include PLA Operations Command, Recruitments, Mobilizations, Formation, Trainings and Administration. The PLA General Staff Headquarters is located in Beijing and its current commander is 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]

List of departments

List of Chiefs of General Staff


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  2. (Chinese) RFA: 陈炳德晋升为中国军队总参谋长