Xi Jinping inspects troops during last year’s parade marking the 90th anniversary of the PLA’s founding. Last week, Xi warned that the military should be on high alert. Photo: Xinhua via AP

No new generals named on Chinese military anniversary as Xi Jinping breaks with tradition

Promotions usually announced to boost morale, but analysts say they’re ‘not a must’ for president and he prefers to elevate people based on merit and need

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Xi Jinping inspects troops during last year’s parade marking the 90th anniversary of the PLA’s founding. Last week, Xi warned that the military should be on high alert. Photo: Xinhua via AP
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