China's military regrouped into five PLA theater commands
Updated: 2016-02-01 19:48
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday conferred military flags on the five newly-established theater commands of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Beijing. [Photo/Xinhua]
BEIJING, Feb. 1 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday conferred military flags on the five newly-established theater commands of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Xi, also chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), conferred the flags to top officers of the five theater commands-- the Eastern Theater Command, the Southern Theater Command, the Western Theater Command, the Northern Theater Command and the Central Theater Command -- at a ceremony in Beijing.
Commander Liu Yuejun and Political Commissar Zheng Weiping of the Eastern Theater Command; Commander Wang Jiaocheng and Political Commissar Wei Liang of the Southern Theater Command; Commander Zhao Zongqi and Political Commissar Zhu Fuxi of the Western Theater Command; Commander Song Puxuan and Political Commissar Chu Yimin of the Northern Theater Command; and Commander Han Weiguo and Political Commissar Yin Fanglong of the Central Theater Command received the flags at the ceremony.
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