A former security section head of one of the four headquarters of the People’s Liberation Army has been promoted to a deputy party chief of the newly established political and law commission. Major General Liu Xunyan paid a visit to a police school in Beijing, marking his first public appearance after taking on the new position in the politics and law commission formed as part of the recent PLA military overhaul, according to the website of the People’s Public Security University. Liu and representatives of the commission led by its secretary, Li Xiaofeng, visited the school on Thursday, the institution said in a statement on its website. Liu, from Jinan in eastern Shandongprovince, was previously head of the security bureau under the general political department of the PLA. His age and other personal information were not available. The PLA’s security bureau is responsible for ensuring that military discipline is observed as well as criminal investigation and other security work. Li, formerly chief procurator of the military procuratorate, was officially acknowledged as the secretary of the new commission in a report by Xinhua two weeks ago. The government announced a major reshuffle of the powerful Central Military Commission, which is chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping on January 12. A total of 16 new committees and departments were set up to replace the so-called four headquarters: the General Staff, General Political, General Logistics and General Armaments departments. One of the aims was to streamline the military.