General Li Zuocheng, the commanding officer of the ground force of the People’s Liberation Army, is expected to fill a vice-chairman’s vacancy on the Central Military Commission. Photo: Handout. General Li Zuocheng, the commanding officer of the ground force of the People’s Liberation Army, is expected to fill a vice-chairman’s vacancy on the Central Military Commission. Photo: Handout.
General Li Zuocheng, the commanding officer of the ground force of the People’s Liberation Army, is expected to fill a vice-chairman’s vacancy on the Central Military Commission. Photo: Handout.

War hero tipped as Xi Jinping’s choice for key role in world’s biggest army

General Li Zuocheng, 64, a veteran of the 1979 war with Vietnam, expected to become new vice-chairman of CMC, sources say

Topic |   China’s military
General Li Zuocheng, the commanding officer of the ground force of the People’s Liberation Army, is expected to fill a vice-chairman’s vacancy on the Central Military Commission. Photo: Handout. General Li Zuocheng, the commanding officer of the ground force of the People’s Liberation Army, is expected to fill a vice-chairman’s vacancy on the Central Military Commission. Photo: Handout.
General Li Zuocheng, the commanding officer of the ground force of the People’s Liberation Army, is expected to fill a vice-chairman’s vacancy on the Central Military Commission. Photo: Handout.
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