Profile of Xu Caihou

14:45, October 27, 2009      

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Xu Caihou, ethnic Han, native of Wafangdian, Liaoning Province, born in June 1943. Joined the 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.

Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, vice chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, and vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China. Holds the military rank as General.

1963-1968: Student of the Electronics Engineering Department of Harbin Institute of Military Engineering.

1968-1970: Worked on the farm of the 39th Army.

1970-1971: Soldier of the 6th Company, the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Regiment of the Independent Division of the Jilin Provincial Military Area Command.

1971-1972: Deputy political instructor of the 2nd Company of the 1st Battalion of the Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Division of the Garrison of the Shenyang Military Area Command.

1972-1982: Secretary and deputy chief of the Personnel Division of the Political Department of the Jilin Military Area Command (1980-1982: trainee at the PLA Institute of Political Sciences).

1982-1983: Chief of the Personnel Division of the Political Department of the Jilin Provincial Military Area Command and concurrently chief of the office for retirees.

1983-1984: Deputy director of the Political Department of the Jilin Provincial Military Area Command.

1984-1985: Director of the Mass Work Section of the Political Department of the Shenyang Military Area Command.

1985-1990: Director of the Political Department of the 16th Group Army of the Ground Force.

1990-1992: Political Commissar of the 16th Group Army of the Ground Force.

1992-1993: Assistant director of the PLA General Political Department, assistant director of the Department and concurrently director of the Liberation Army Daily.

1993-1994: Deputy director of the PLA General Political Department and concurrently director of the Liberation Army Daily.

1994-1996: Deputy Director of the PLA General Political Department.

1996-1999: Political Commissar of the Ji'nan Military Area Command and Secretary of its Party Committee.

1999-2000: Member of the CPC Central Military Commission, member of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, executive deputy director of the PLA General Political Department, and deputy secretary of its Party Committee.

2000-2002: Member of the CPC Central Military Commission, member of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, and executive deputy director of the PLA General Political Department and concurrently secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee of the CPC Central Military Commission and deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the PLA General Political Department.

2002-2004: Member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, member of the CPC Central Military Commission, member of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, and director of the PLA General Political Department and secretary of its Party Committee.

2004-2005: Member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, Vice chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission and member of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China.

2005-2007: Member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, Vice chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, and Vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China.

2007-: Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Vice chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, and Vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China.

Member of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth CPC Central Committees. Member of the Secretariat of the Sixteenth CPC Central Committee. Member of the Political Bureau of the Seventeenth CPC Central Committee. Co-opted member of the CPC Central Military Commission at the Fourth Plenary Session of the Fifteenth CPC Central Committee. Member of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China appointed at the Twelfth Session of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People's Congress. Member of the CPC Central Military Commission appointed at the First Plenary Session of the Sixteenth CPC Central Committee. Member of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China appointed at the First Session of the Tenth National People's Congress. Vice chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission appointed at the Fourth Plenary Session of the Sixteenth CPC Central Committee. Vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China appointed at the Third Session of the Tenth National People's Congress. Vice chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission appointed at the First Plenary Session of the Seventeenth CPC Central Committee.

Source: Agencies
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