PLA Daily (People’s Liberation Army Daily) recently reported that the Chinese Army’s General Staff Department made an important organizational change. Authorized by Chairman Hu Jintao and the Central Military Commission, the Communications Unit of the General Staff Department (GSD) has now become the Information Technology Unit. The establishment of the new unit is seen as a symbol of enhancing centralized information technology improvements. Chen Bingde, head of the GSD, (equivalent to the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff), attended the ceremony and delivered a speech. Chen suggested that the new unit is not a simple name change; it is a strategic move with global, fundamental, and comprehensive impact.
Source: PLA Daily, June 30, 2011