- Chengdu Military Region
The Chengdu Military Region (simplified Chinese: 成都军区; traditional Chinese: 成都軍區; pinyin: chéngdū jūnqū is a military administrative command located in the southwest of the People's Republic of China, covering Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, and the Xizang/Tibet Autonomous Region. It includes some of the area previously within the Kunming Military Region and has its headquarters in Chengdu.
The Military Region includes two Group Armies (the 13th and 14th), the Tibetan 52nd and 53d Mountain Brigades, the 149th Motorised Infantry Division at Emei, Sichuan (near Mount Emei), 2 Mobile Armed Police Divisions (38th and 41st), and the 2nd Army Aviation Regiment at Chengdu.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies attributes the region with some 180,000 personnel, with four motorised infantry divisions, one artillery division, two armoured brigades, one artillery brigade, and two anti-aircraft brigades.
The military districts that fall within the Chengdu Military Region are:
- Sichuan Provincial Military District
- Tibet Military District
- Guizhou Provincial Military District
- Li Shiming (Commander), since September 2007
- Fan Xiaoguang (Deputy Commander) since June 2004
- Fang Dianrong (Deputy Commander) since August 2003
- Gui Quanzhi (Deputy Commander) since September 2002
- Li Zuocheng (Deputy Commander) since January 2008
- Lu Dengming (Deputy Commander) since March 2008
- Meng Jinxi (Deputy Commander) since July 2001 (CC member)
- Ai Husheng (Chief-of-Staff) Since October 2007
- Zhang Haiyang (Political Officer), since December 2005
- Duan Luding (Deputy Political Commissar ) since July 2007
- Hu Yongzhu (Deputy Political Commissar ) since December 2006
- Ma Zilong (Deputy Political Commissar ) since April 2001
- Qu Quansheng (Deputy Political Commissar ) since July 2000
- Zhao Kaizeng (Deputy Political Commissar ) since February 2008
- Wu Changde (Political Department Director) since July 2007
Sources and External Links
- International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance 2006
- Chapter 8, PLA Ground Forces, by Dennis J Blasko, in The People's Liberation Army as Organisation, RAND, CF182
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