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Xi presents orders to promote military officers to rank of general

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-09-06 21:15
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Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, poses during a ceremony in Beijing on Monday for a group photo with other senior military officials and five senior officers who have been promoted to the rank of general, the highest rank for officers in active service in China. Xi awarded promotion certificates to (back row left to right) Xu Xueqiang, president of PLA National Defense University; Dong Jun, commander of the PLA Navy; Wang Haijiang, commander of the PLA Western Theater Command; Lin Xiangyang, commander of the PLA Central Theater Command; and Chang Dingqiu, commander of the PLA Air Force. LI GANG/XINHUA

BEIJING -- Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), on Monday presented certificates of order at a ceremony to promote five senior military officers to the rank of general.

The ceremony was held by the CMC in Beijing. General is the highest rank for officers in active service in China.

The promoted officers are Commander of the Western Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Wang Haijiang, Commander of the PLA Central Theater Command Lin Xiangyang, Commander of the PLA Navy Dong Jun, Commander of the PLA Air Force Chang Dingqiu, and President of the PLA National Defence University Xu Xueqiang.

Xi extended his congratulations to the officers, who saluted him and the audience.

Xi and other leaders posed for group photos with the promoted officers.

Xu Qiliang, CMC vice chairman, announced the orders of promotion at the ceremony, which was presided over by CMC vice chairman Zhang Youxia.

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