A CCTV report on Wednesday showed General Liu Zhenli (right) wearing an arm badge of the Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department. Photo: CCTV
A CCTV report on Wednesday showed General Liu Zhenli (right) wearing an arm badge of the Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department. Photo: CCTV

China’s youngest top general poised to fill key PLA strategy job

  • Liu Zhenli has been tipped to head China’s Joint Staff Department, according to video clues and a source close to the military
  • The former commander of the People’s Liberation Army ground force is a highly decorated war hero who fought in the Sino-Vietnam border conflicts

A CCTV report on Wednesday showed General Liu Zhenli (right) wearing an arm badge of the Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department. Photo: CCTV
A CCTV report on Wednesday showed General Liu Zhenli (right) wearing an arm badge of the Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department. Photo: CCTV
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