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Generals promoted in top-level PLA reshuffle

Defence ministry confirms series of promotions, involving all but one of the top posts in military

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 27 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 27 October, 2012, 8:19am

A reshuffle at the top of the People's Liberation Army has seen all major positions, with the exception of PLA Navy commander, filled with new appointees, the Ministry of National Defence said yesterday.

A ministry spokesman confirmed yesterday that Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe , formerly deputy chief of the army's general staff, had been promoted to commander of the Second Artillery Corps, the PLA's strategic missile force. The promotion means he is likely to become a member of the Central Military Commission, the military's top decision-making body, after the Communist Party's national congress next month.

The ministry also confirmed that Lieutenant General Zhang Shibo , 60, the former commander of the PLA's Hong Kong garrison, had replaced General Fang Fenghui as commander of the Beijing military command. Fang has been promoted to chief of general staff.

Lieutenant General Wang Xiaojun , 60, former deputy commander of the Shenyang military command, had been made Hong Kong garrison commander, the official said, while Lieutenant General Cai Yingting , 58, a former deputy chief of general staff, was now commander of the Nanjing military command.

The Hong Kong garrison information office confirmed that Wang had arrived in Hong Kong, saying the lieutenant general had been introduced to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying by Zhang yesterday.

However, the ministry declined to say whether Vice Admiral Ding Yiping had been promoted to head the navy. Ding, the navy's 61-year-old deputy commander, has been one of two officers tipped by overseas media as a contender for navy commander. The other is deputy chief of general staff Admiral Sun Jianguo , but a ministry announcement on Thursday showed no change in Sun's title.

The ministry announced new leaders of its four headquarters - the General Staff, General Political Department, General Logistics Department and General Armaments Department - on Thursday.

Ding, as the son of the late Ding Qiusheng , a revolutionary veteran, is regarded as a princeling. He was seen as a rising star in early 2002 when he was commander of the North Sea Fleet, but he was demoted one rank to navy vice-chief of staff after a submarine training accident in the Yellow Sea that claimed 70 lives.

He has been back in the limelight recently, leading the PLA Navy in joint drills with the Russian navy in the East China Sea in April.

Domestic and overseas military websites have speculated that incumbent PLA Navy commander Admiral Wu Shengli , 67, will remain at the helm for at least another year.

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    China expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies
jem Professor geneva
becksg55@yahoo.com
Many generals in the army are in fact false Wenpin, gilded qualifications, true of highly educated people are rarely reused, particularly the army, armed police and the reformist military personnel will not be reused. Rebel, a decade is not a scholar, the Chinese old saying is very accurate. A pen, a barrel of a gun, this is the last trump card of the life insurance, Qin Shi Huang, Emperor Qin, Qing Dynasty, the Empress Dowager, and eventually military turn of events before the collapse. The Xi Tele of the imperial army, the SS, the Gestapo, the same is true. Therefore, China's political reform will not change, chipping away, reassuring, stable and morale, and pay close attention to engage in economic, engage in foreign dollars, Mark, to cope with international pressure. The war is also not a large scale, bluff, to divert attention, dark their treacherous. As for the alliance with Russia against the United States, not necessarily efficacious. Putin is not fool Weirenzuojia. Russia is a traditional European countries, and China is not quite in tune. Once Russia's enemies, China embattled. Beauty. Russian nuclear weapons of the world's first, followed by China, the United States. Russian and European military equipment and combat experience than China. United Nations international pressure, the day may not be better than in Europe. Many important and profound economic reforms did not cross the border, in fact, only half of the market economy, half of the will. Long way to go to
becksg55@yahoo.com
Many important and profound economic reforms did not cross the border, in fact, only half of the market economy, half of the will. Long way to go too hard. So, to become the world's oldest, and probably need 100-300 years. We can not just GDP, the first in the world.Statement about Wen Jiabao and the New York Times, I have repeatedly seen, some of them may not be true. Wen Jiabao reformers did. Do not have too many accusations. The complicated political and economic changes in China, want to pour Building, watts column ru? People have lost faith and traditional beliefs, such as Chen Xi EXPEDITING THE ESTABLISHMENT, Liu Zhijun, Bo Xilai, Chinese idiom: a Yela conceivable world autumn. I really appreciate this sentence. "The magnificent sunset, just trying to do the evening." China does not conduct a thorough reform of the political, economic, military, Wen, can only be a dead end.
    China expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies
jem Professor geneva
becksg55@yahoo.com
China's major policies will not change, at best, only action in the economic and other aspects of some. Many generals in the army are in fact false Wenpin, gilded qualifications, true of highly educated people are rarely reused, particularly the army, armed police and the reformist military personnel will not be reused. Rebel, a decade is not a scholar, the Chinese old saying is very accurate. A pen, a barrel of a gun, this is the last trump card of the life insurance, Qin Shi Huang, Emperor Qin, Qing Dynasty, the Empress Dowager, and eventually military turn of events before the collapse. The Xi Tele of the imperial army, the SS, the Gestapo, the same is true. Therefore, China's political reform will not change, chipping away, reassuring, stable and morale, and pay close attention to engage in economic, engage in foreign dollars, Mark, to cope with international pressure. The war is also not a large scale, bluff, to divert attention, dark their treacherous. As for the alliance with Russia against the United States, not necessarily efficacious. Putin is not fool Weirenzuojia. Russia is a traditional European countries, and China is not quite in tune. Once Russia's enemies, China embattled. Beauty. Russian nuclear weapons of the world's first, followed by China, the United States. Russian and European military equipment and combat experience than China. United Nations international pressure, the day may not be better than in Europe. Many important and profound economic reforms
becksg55@yahoo.com
China's major policies will not change, at best, only action in the economic and other aspects of some. Many generals in the army are in fact false Wenpin, gilded qualifications, true of highly educated people are rarely reused, particularly the army, armed police and the reformist military personnel will not be reused. Rebel, a decade is not a scholar, the Chinese old saying is very accurate. A pen, a barrel of a gun, this is the last trump card of the life insurance, Qin Shi Huang, Emperor Qin, Qing Dynasty, the Empress Dowager, and eventually military turn of events before the collapse. The Xi Tele of the imperial army, the SS, the Gestapo, the same is true. Therefore, China's political reform will not change, chipping away, reassuring, stable and morale, and pay close attention to engage in economic, engage in foreign dollars, Mark, to cope with international pressure. The war is also not a large scale, bluff, to divert attention, dark their treacherous. As for the alliance with Russia against the United States, not necessarily efficacious. Putin is not fool Weirenzuojia. Russia is a traditional European countries, and China is not quite in tune. Once Russia's enemies, China embattled. Beauty. Russian nuclear weapons of the world's first, followed by China, the United States. Russian and European military equipment and combat experience than China. United Nations international pressure, the day may not be better than in Europe. Many important and profound economic reforms
becksg55@yahoo.com
China's major policies will not change, at best, only action in the economic and other aspects of some. Many generals in the army are in fact false Wenpin, gilded qualifications, true of highly educated people are rarely reused, particularly the army, armed police and the reformist military personnel will not be reused. Rebel, a decade is not a scholar, the Chinese old saying is very accurate. A pen, a barrel of a gun, this is the last trump card of the life insurance, Qin Shi Huang, Emperor Qin, Qing Dynasty, the Empress Dowager, and eventually military turn of events before the collapse. The Xi Tele of the imperial army, the SS, the Gestapo, the same is true. Therefore, China's political reform will not change, chipping away, reassuring, stable and morale, and pay close attention to engage in economic, engage in foreign dollars, Mark, to cope with international pressure. The war is also not a large scale, bluff, to divert attention, dark their treacherous. As for the alliance with Russia against the United States, not necessarily efficacious. Putin is not fool Weirenzuojia. Russia is a traditional European countries, and China is not quite in tune. Once Russia's enemies, China embattled. Beauty. Russian nuclear weapons of the world's first, followed by China, the United States. Russian and European military equipment and combat experience than China. United Nations international pressure, the day may not be better than in Europe. Many important and profound economic reforms

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