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Southern Theater Air Force

The Air Force in the southern theater of the Chinese People's Liberation Army is a theater air force established in February 2016 after implementing the "Central Military Commission's Opinions on Deepening National Defense and Army Reform." The PLA Air Force in the southern theater of the PLA is stationed in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. The air force in the southern theater came from the former air force of the Guangzhou Military Region.

The southern theater includes Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hong Kong, Macao in the former Guangzhou Military Region, and Yun and Gui in the former Chengdu Military Region. Nanning. Lead and command the armed forces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan, Hunan, Guizhou, Hong Kong, and Macao. The primary defense tasks of the southern theater are the South China Sea territory; the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong and Macao regions; the South Gate of China was closed during the war and the South China Sea.

Air Force Commander: Lieutenant General Xu Anxiang, male, born in April 1956, born in Changzhou, Jiangsu. The rank of lieutenant general in the air force. Member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. In July 2016, he served as deputy commander of the southern theater of the Chinese People's Liberation Army and commander of the theater air force. He was a standing committee member and deputy commander of the Air Force Party Committee of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

Xu Anxiang served as the division commander of the 14th Air Force Aviation Division of the Nanjing Military Region, deputy chief of staff and chief of staff of the Nanjing Military Region Air Force. In July 2011, Xu Anxiang went to the Air Force headquarters to serve as the deputy chief of staff of the Air Force. Xu Anxiang was promoted to commander of the Air Force of the Guangzhou Military Region in December 2012, among the ranks of deputy military commanders. Xu Anxiang entered the rank of lieutenant general in 2014.

Lieutenant General Xu Anxiang, former commander of the South Air Force, was promoted to deputy commander of the Air Force. In late 2018, Major General Zhou Li took office in southern theater commander of the Air Force. According to the "Southern Daily" news, on the evening of December 8, 2018, Guangdong Province celebrated the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening of the literary party held in Guangzhou Haixinsha Asian Games Park. Reports show that Zhou Li, commander of the Air Force in the southern theater, attended the evening party. According to news from the Ministry of National Defense, on October 25, 2018, Xi Jinping went to the southern theater to inspect and investigate, and heard the work report from the southern theater.

An Zhaoqing, the former political commissar of the Guangzhou Air Force, served as the political commissar of the Southern Air Force. An Zhaoqing grew up from the Shenyang Military Region Air Force. He used to be the political commissar of the Air Force 17 Independent Division of the Shenyang Military Region, the political commissar of the Air 1 Division, and the political commissar of the First Flight Academy of the Air Force. In 2009, he was promoted to the Shenyang Military Air Force. Deputy Director of the Department. In 2013, An Zhaoqing was promoted to director of the Political Department of the Air Force of the Nanjing Military Region. At the end of 2014, An Zhaoqing was promoted to the political commissar of the Guangzhou Military Region Air Force and was among the ranks of deputy military commanders. An Zhaoqing was promoted to the rank of Major General of the Air Force in 2009.

In early 2017 Xu Xisheng, the former director of the Air Force Political Work Department of the Central Theater, was transferred to the political commissar of the Southern Theater Air Force. Xu Xisheng's predecessor was Lieutenant General An Zhaoqing, the first political commissar of the Southern Air Force. On January 20 this year, An Zhaoqing attended the awarding ceremony of the Shenzhou 11 manned mission flight crew as a political commissar of the Military Equipment Development Department, showing that he had succeeded Wang Hongyao as the political commissar of the Military Equipment Development Department.

Major General Xu Xisheng served as the political commissar of the Air Force Fuzhou Command, and was transferred to the former director of the Political Work Department of the Air Force of the Beijing Military Region by February 2015. After the current round of military reforms began, Xu Xisheng served as the director of the Political Work Department of the Air Force in the Central Theater. In January 2017, Xu Xisheng attended the 2017 Guangdong Provincial Military and Political Welcome Spring Symposium as the leader of the Guangdong army.

In the southern theater, the air force has a splendid history and talents. The troops have participated in the war of resistance against the United States and aided North Korea, liberated Hainan Island, entered Fujian, aided the Vietnam against the United States, and defended the Xisha self-defense counterattack. Coming from the flames of war, advanced units such as the "Aeronautical Hero Squadron", "Steel Radar Station" and "Technical Training Pioneer Flying Brigade" have emerged successively, and the battle heroes Gao Yueming, Bi Wubin, Wang Tianbao, Zhang Weiliang, and "Fighting Heroes" have been built. , "China's top ten female heroes", the first pilot female general of China, Yue Xicui, "China Youth May Fourth Medal" winner Li Feng and other heroic figures, advanced models, in order to maintain the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, protect people's lives and property, and supported national economic construction making an important contribution.

A military air force radar brigade in the southern theater of the Peoples Liberation Army was established in 1991, the first mobile radar battalion of the Chinese Air Force in the new period. "Unlike fixed radar stations, our radar equipment is all mounted on the car. when fixed radar equipment is hit or the terrain causes radar blind spots, the mobile radar battalion can pass through the air, Waterway transportation, motorization, and railroad march can make up for the lack of fixed radar and fill in the blind areas of air defense radar networks.

"Motion" became the most direct requirement for the mobile radar battalion. From the edge of the island to the unmanned desert, in 26 years, the battalion's footprint has spread across 26 provinces across the country, with a marching mileage of more than 700,000 kilometers. More than one-third of the year's time is spent on mobile training outside, and every place is brand new Airspace and strange environment.



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