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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 8/28/2017
Career Data Updated: 8/28/2017

PHOTO: Li Zuocheng
Li Zuocheng 李作成
Chief of the General Staff, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff; General, PLA
Born: 1953

Biography Highlight

Li Zuocheng, male, Han nationality, is a native of Anhua County, Hunan Province. He was born in 1953, joined the PLA in 1970, and joined the CPC in 1972. From 1997 to 2009, he was Major General of PLA. From 2009 to 2015, he was Lieutenant General of PLA. In July 2015, he was promoted to General of PLA. He was Deputy Commander of Chengdu Military of PLA from 2007 to 2013. From 2013 to 2015, he was Chengdu Military Region, PLA. On Jan 1st, 2016, he was promoted as the commander of the PLA Army Command. In 2017 Li was named Chief of the General Staff of the PLA.

Recent Career Data

2017— Chief of the General Staff, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff
2016—2017 Commander, PLA, Army Command
2015— General, PLA
2013—2015 Commander, PLA, Regions, Chengdu Military Region
2009—2015 Lieutenant General, PLA
2007—2013 Deputy Commander, PLA, Regions, Chengdu Military Region
2002—2007 Deputy Chief-of-Staff, PLA, Regions, Chengdu Military Region
1998—2002 Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, 41st Group Army
1997—2009 Major General, PLA
1970 Joined, PLA

Recent Travel & Appearances

11/20/17 Chinese military chief of staff meets with Pakistani counterpart
11/09/17 Chinese army chief meets with commander of Zimbabwe Defense Forces
08/28/17 Appointment of new chief to raise military's combat ability

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