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Xi promotes four military officers to rank of general

BEIJING – Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), has promoted four senior military officers to the rank of general, the highest rank for officers in active service in China.

Xi presented certificates of the orders he signed to them at a ceremony held by the CMC in Beijing on Monday.

The promoted officers are Commander of the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Wang Xiubin, Commander of the PLA's Western Theater Command Xu Qiling, Commander of the PLA Army Liu Zhenli, and Commander of the PLA Strategic Support Force Ju Qiansheng.

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

Xi also signed an order to award citations for merit to two military units and four individuals, who include a pilot and researchers from different military institutions.

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