The Central Military Commission's (CMC) newly-established joint staff has revealed some of its internal structure, including bureaus focusing on combat operations and information communication.
The joint staff is part of 15 organs of the restructured CMC announced in January. Analysts reached by the Global Times said that the CMC will enjoy centralized authority to improve the military's efficiency.
According to a statement on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's website, experts from the joint staff's bureau on information communication attended a meeting on April 7.
Officers from the joint staff's navigation bureau were in charge of a project of geological surveys for military use, said a report on the official WeChat account of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily.
Bureaus managing combat and battlefield operations have likewise been disclosed in media outlets, news site thepaper.cn reported.
Specifically, the combat operations bureau includes an office for overseas operations. The bureau will be in charge of overseas non-military operations, defense ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun told reporters at a press conference in March.
In November 2015, China unveiled the outline of the highly-anticipated military reform plan to develop a modern military system "capable of winning information-age warfare."