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Chairman of the Central Military Commission
Appointed by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CMC of CPC)
the National People's Congress (CMC of PRC)
Incumbent Hu Jintao
Personal details
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The Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China has overall responsibility for the Central Military Commission. According to Chapter 3, Section 4 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, "The Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China directs the armed forces of the country. The Central Military Commission is composed of the following: The Chairman; The Vice-Chairmen; and Members. The term of office of the Central Military Commission is the same as that of the National People's Congress."[1]

List of Chairs[]

State CMC Chairs[]

The following have held the position of Chair of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China:

  • Deng Xiaoping, Chairman 1983-1990
  • Jiang Zemin, Chairman 1990-2005
  • Hu Jintao, Chairman 2005–Present

Communist Party CMC Chairs[]

The following have held the position of Chair of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China:

  • Mao Zedong, Chairman 1945–1949; 1954-1976
  • Hua Guofeng, Chairman 1976-1981
  • Deng Xiaoping, Chairman 1981-1989
  • Jiang Zemin, Chairman 1989-2004
  • Hu Jintao, Chairman 2004–Present

See also[]

References[]

  1. "Constitution of the People's Republic of China". National People's Congress, People's Republic of China. 2004-03-14. http://www.npc.gov.cn/zgrdw/english/constitution/constToDetail.jsp?id=full&pages=0. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 

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