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Guangzhou Military Region was one of seven military regions extant from 1987 to 1985. The thirteen military regions established by 1956 were reduced to eleven in the late 1960s. Those eleven military regions were reduced to seven by 1985-88. The seven military regions were reduced to five military regions as of 01 January 2016.


Guangzhou Military Region
Guangzhou Military Area Command

The Guangzhou Military Region was comprised of two group armies, two garrisons, and five military districts. Seperate or independent units assigned to the MR include an infantry division, an electronix counter-measures regiment, a special operations unit, an aviation regiment, a tankmen training regiment, a pontoon brigade, and a combined arms tactical training base.

The Guangzhou MR covers the Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Hebei and Hainan provinces.

The Guangzhou Military Region was also a front-line region in the event of a conflict with Taiwan. It also surrounds the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and will directly control the PLA garrison stationed in Hong Kong. Furthermore, the Naval stations located in region are engaged in the volatile South China Seas, where Chinese activities are closely watched by all Asian nations and the U.S. The pace of economic development in southern China has made the primary trading company of the Guangzhou Military Region one of the most successful of the military commercial enterprises.

During a major military campaign against Taiwan, the Nanjing MR would become part of the so-called "Nanjing War Zone," which probably would include, at a minimum, the three Group Armies in the Nanjing MR, elements from Group Armies based in adjacent military regions (e.g., Guangzhou and Jinan MRs).

References

  • Directory of PRC Military Personalities November 2002
  • Directory of PRC Military Personalities Serold Hawaii Inc, June 1998
  • PLA Activities Report September 2002 [Compiled by Serold Hawaii, Inc.]
  • PLA Activities Report October 2002 [Compiled by Serold Hawaii, Inc.]
  • PLA Activities Report December 2002 [Compiled by Serold Hawaii, Inc.]
  • PLA Activities Report January 2003 [Compiled by Serold Hawaii, Inc.]
  • PLA Activities Report February 2003 [Compiled by Serold Hawaii, Inc.]
  • Dennis J. Blasko. "PLA Ground Forces: Moving Toward a Smaller, More Rapidly Deployable, Modern Combined Arms Force" The People's Liberation Army as Organization: Reference Volume v1.0, James C. Mulvenon and Andrew N. D. Yang eds. (Santa Monico: RAND; 2002)

Leadership (as of : 03 March 2015)

Jia Xiaowei, deputy commander of the Guangzhou Military Area Command
Former position: Chief of staff of the Guangzhou Military Area Command
Predecessor: Zheng Qin, retired
Shen Jinlong, deputy commander of the Guangzhou Military Area Command
Former position: Deputy commander of the Nanhai (South China Sea) Fleet
Liu Mingli, deputy political commissar of the Guangzhou Military Area Command
Former position: Deputy political commissar of the Nanhai (South China Sea) Fleet
Liu Xiaowu, chief of staff of the Guangzhou Military Area Command
Former position: Commander of the Guangzhou Military Area Command 42nd Group Army
Predecessor: Jia Xiaowei, current deputy commander of the Guangzhou Military Area Command
Gai Longyun, director of the joint logistics department, Guangzhou Military Area Command
Former position: Commander of the Guangdong provincial military command
Predecessor: Wang Yuren, retired
Zhang Liming, Commander of the Guangdong provincial military command
Former position: Vice commander of the Guangzhou Military Area Command 42nd Group Army
Predecessor: Gai Longyun, current director of the joint logistics department, Guangzhou Military Area Command
Ma Biqiang, political commissar of the Hunan provincial military command
Former position: Political commissar of the PLA Macao Garrison
Predecessor: Li Youxin, retired
Yuan Shijun, investigated in October, 2014
Former position: Commander of the Hubei Provincial Military Area Command
Chen Jianfeng, investigated in January, 2015
Former position: Deputy director of joint logistics department, Guangzhou Military Area Command
Wang Sheng, investigated in February, 2015
Former position: Director of logistics department of Air force, Guangzhou Military Area Command
Lan Weijie, sentenced to life imprisonment in January, 2015
Former position: Deputy commander of the Hubei Provincial Military Area Command
Zhan jun, investigated in December, 2014, for serious discipline violations
Former position: Deputy commander of the Hubei Provincial Military Area Command
Liu Gongxi, deputy political commissar of the Hubei provincial military command
Former position: Director of the Political Department of the Hubei provincial military command



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