Wei Fenghe

Xi cements control over PLA with unique background

Xi Jinping (centre) with high-ranking military officers after the ceremony marking the promotion of Wei Fenghe. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping, now firmly in command of both the world's largest political party and army, is poised to become a stronger military chief than his immediate predecessors, analysts say.

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012, 6:45am

A Good Week for ... , November 25, 2012

Chan Siu-ki

Chan Siu-ki

25 Nov 2012 - 4:12am

Wei Fenghe is first PLA general promoted under Xi Jinping

Wei Fenghe, now a full general.

Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe , who commands the People's Liberation Army's strategic missile force, was promoted to full general yesterday - the first officer formally elevated to the highest rank by Xi Jinping in his new capacity as the military chief.

24 Nov 2012 - 8:41am