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China's 2009 National Day parade commander promoted to full general

07-20-2010 09:35 BJT

BEIJING, July 19 (Xinhua) -- China's top military authorities Monday promoted Fang Fenghui, commander at the 60th National Day parade last year to full general, along with 10 other senior uniformed officers.

Hu Jintao, Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), presented the CMC's commissions to the 11 officers at the August-1 Compound Monday afternoon.

Fang, 59, serves as Commander of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Beijing Military Command.

Tong Shiping, vice director of the PLA's General Political Department, was promoted to admiral.

Liu Chengjun, president of the PLA's Academy of Military Sciences, was promoted to an air force general.

Other new full generals include PLA deputy Chief of Staff Zhang Qinsheng; vice director of PLA General Armaments Department Li Andong; president of PLA National Defense University Wang Xibin; and Wang Guosheng, Zhao Keshi and Li Shimin, Commanders at PLA Military Commands in Lanzhou, Nanjing and Chengdu, respectively.

Chen Guoling and Zhang Yang, Political Commissars of the PLA's Military Commands in Nanjing and Guangzhou, respectively, were also promoted.

Full generals in the Chinese army or air force, along with admirals in the PLA Navy, are China's highest ranking military officers.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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