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China: Top military court chief removed after 8 months of service

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Sep 2023, 12:10 am

PLA’s Military Court president Cheng Dongfang has been removed from his position just after eight months in service, according to China's national legislature.

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) voted on a group of personnel changes, including the removal of Cheng, it said in a statement without elaborating, after a Friday meeting in Beijing, reports Nikkei Asia.

In December 2022, Cheng, a rear admiral in the PLA Navy, assumed the office of the president at the military court.

Before being appointed as the president of the military court, he was elected as a member of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection during the Communist Party's 20th National Congress in October last year.

Previously, he was the prosecutor-general of the PLA's military procuratorate in 2021 after serving less than a year as the political commissar of the southwest Sichuan provincial command, reports Nikkei Asia.