This Map Image clearly depicts ThePeoplesRepublicofChina, the location of its National Borders, Provinces, Provincial Capitals and all military regions up to the date of Februari 1, 2016.Thus, this map shows the Military Regions in their traditional form. On the 1st of Februari 2016 the below depicted Military Regions were changed restructuring from 7 down to 5 main military commands. The new commands are named Battle Zones, of which there now are: North, East, South, West and Middle Region Battle Zone(s).
Previously, since 1949/1950 the People's Liberation Army used a system of military regions, or Commands. The Commands were named after the City where the Headquarters of the Military District were located. Up to Februari 2016 there were seven Military Districts in the Peoples Republic of China.