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Xu Caihou

Xu Caihou, a native of Wafangdian, Liaoning Province, was born in June 1943. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in April 1971 and the army in August 1963, graduated from the Electronics Engineering Department of Harbin Institute of Military Engineering. With a university education, he holds the military rank as a general. In September of 2004 he was elected Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China replacing Cao Gangchuan.

Xu is now member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, member of the Central Military Commission, director of the General Political Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and concurrently secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee of the Central Military Commission.

From 1963 to 1968 Xu was a student of the Electronics Engineering Department of the Harbin Institute of Military Engineering. From 1968 until 1970 he was sent to the farm of the 39th Army to do manual labor.

In 1970 Xu became a soldier to the 6th Company, the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Regiment of the Independent Division of the Jilin Provincial Military Command. A year later in 1971 he was promoted to Deputy Political Instructor of the 2nd Company of the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Division of the Garrison of the Shenyang Military Area Command.

From 1972 to 1982 Xu served as Secretary and Deputy Chief of the Personnel Division of the Political Department of the Jilin Provincial Military Command and simultaneously studied as a trainee at the PLA Institute of Political Sciences from October 1980 to August 1982.

In 1982 Xu became Chief of the Personnel Division of the Political Department of the Jilin Provincial Military Command and concurrently chief of the office for retirees. From 1983 to 1984 Xu served as Deputy director of the Political Department of the Jilin Provincial Military Command. Then in 1984 became a Director of the Mass Work Section of the Political Department of the Shenyang Military Area Command.

From 1985 to 1990 Xu served as Director of the Political Department of the 16th Group Army of the PLA. In 1990 Xu became a Political Commissar of the 16th Group Army of the Ground Force. Then in 1992 Xu was promoted to Assistant to the director of the PLA General Political Department.

In 1993 Xu was Assistant to the director of the PLA General Political Department and concurrently director of the Liberation Army Daily. From 1993 to 1994 he was the Deputy director of the PLA General Political Department and concurrently director of the Liberation Army Daily. Then in 1994 he was promoted to Deputy Director of the PLA General Political Department.

From 1996 to 1999 Xu was the Political Commissar of the Jinan Military Area Command and in 1999 he became a Member of the Central Military Commission and executive deputy director of the PLA General Political Department. Then in 2000 Xu became the Executive Deputy Director of the PLA General Political Department and concurrently Secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee of the Central Military Commission and deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the PLA General Political Department.

In 2002 Xu was a Member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, member of the Central Military Commission, director of the PLA General Political Department and concurrently secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee of the Central Military Commission. In March 2003, he was also appointed as member of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China. Xu served as a member of the 15th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.



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