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Xi presents orders to promote military, armed police officers

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), together with other senior military officers, poses for a group photo with four military and armed police officers who have been promoted to the rank of general in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 18, 2020. Xi on Friday presented four military and armed police officers with certificates of order promoting them to the rank of general, the highest rank for officers in active service in China. The ceremony was held in Beijing by the CMC. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), on Friday presented four military and armed police officers with certificates of order promoting them to the rank of general, the highest rank for officers in active service in China.

The ceremony was held in Beijing by the CMC.

The promoted officers are Political Commissar of the CMC Logistic Support Department Guo Puxiao, Commander of the Western Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Zhang Xudong, Political Commissar of the PLA’s Strategic Support Force Li Wei, and Commander of the People’s Armed Police Force Wang Chunning.

At the ceremony, Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of the CMC, announced the orders of promotion signed by Xi.

Zhang Youxia, also CMC vice chairman, presided over the ceremony. Enditem

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