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3 new military branches created in key PLA reform

By Zhao Lei and Li Xiaokun

3 new military branches created in key PLA reform

Top left to right: General Li Zuocheng, Lieutenant General Liu Lei, General Wei Fenghe

Bottom left to right: Lieutenant General Wang Jiasheng, Lieutenant General Gao Jin, General Liu Fulian

Latest PLA appointments

1 General Li Zuocheng: Born in Anhua county, Hunan province, in 1953. He had served as commander of the Chengdu Military Area Command since July 2013, before being named the new head of the Army Headquarters on Friday.

2 Lieutenant General Liu Lei: Born in Liaocheng, Shandong province, in 1957. He had served as political commissar of the Lanzhou Military Area Command since 2014. He was appointed as political commissar of the Army Headquarters.

3 General Wei Fenghe: The 62-year-old general was born in Liaocheng, Shandong province. He had been commander of the PLA Second Artillery Corps since October 2012. He was named commander of the PLA Rocket Force.

4 Lieutenant General Wang Jiasheng: Born in Liaoning province in 1955. He had been political commissar of the PLA Second Artillery Corps since December 2014. He was named political commissar of the PLA Rocket Force.

5 Lieutenant General Gao Jin: Born in Jingjiang, Jiangsu province, in 1959. He had served as president of the PLA's Academy of Military Science since December 2014, 26 years of experience in the PLA Second Artillery Corps from 1985 to 2011. On Friday, he was named commander of the PLA Strategic Support Force.

6 General Liu Fulian: Born in Lai'an, Anhui province, in 1953. He served as political commissar of the Beijing Military Area Command from 2009. He was named political commissar of the PLA Strategic Support Force.

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