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Video: China appoints 2 new CMC vice chairmen

11-05-2012 13:36 BJT

Fan Changlong and Xu Qiliang have been appointed vice-chairmen of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China. The seventh Plenary Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee made the announcement on Sunday.

The Central Military Commission now has 2 new Vice-Chairmen. Both Fan Changlong and Xu Qiliang are members of the 17th CPC Central Committee. General Fan is currently commander and deputy Party chief of the Ji-nan Military Area Command.

Fan was born in Dandong city of northeast China’s Liaoning Province in May, 1947. He joined the CPC in September, 1969. Fan joined the People’s Liberation Army in January, 1969 - later graduating from the Party School of the CPC Central Committee.

General Xu, an Air Force General, is a member of the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China. He served as the Air Force Commander for more than 5 years before Sunday’s promotion. Xu was born in March 1950 in east China’s Shandong Province.

He joined the CPC in July 1967. He joined the PLA in July 1966 and graduated from the fifth aviation school of the PLA Air Force, holding a three-year junior-college diploma.

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