General Li Qiaoming joined the People’s Liberation Army at age 15.  Photo: Weibo
General Li Qiaoming joined the People’s Liberation Army at age 15. Photo: Weibo

China promotes General Li Qiaoming to commander of PLA ground force

  • He steps into new role after overseeing strategically important Northern Theatre Command, which borders Russia and North Korea
  • Li, 61, is relatively young for a top Chinese general and his promotion suggests the PLA is looking to lower the age profile of its top commanders

General Li Qiaoming joined the People’s Liberation Army at age 15.  Photo: Weibo
General Li Qiaoming joined the People’s Liberation Army at age 15. Photo: Weibo
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