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Chen Bingde is a general in the People's Liberation Army. He was the Director-General of the General Armaments Department until September 2007. In this position he acted as the head of the space program of China. Currently he is both the commanding general of People's Liberation Army General Staff Department in Beijing, which is equivalent to chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Commander-in-Chief of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force. (via Freebase)