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Home China Parties and Organizations Chinese Communist Party  Central Military Commission

Central Military Commission of
the Chinese Communist Party

The Central Military Commission (CMC) is the highest military leading organ of the PRC. It directs the armed forces of the country. The CMC is composed of the chairman, vice chairmen and members. The chairman of the CMC is elected to the same length of term as the NPC, but there is no restriction on his/her tenure of office.

The armed forces of the PRC are composed of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the Chinese People's Armed Police Force and the militia. (Click for China Military and Armed Force Information.)

Members of Last (16th) Central Military Commission:

On March 13, 2005, the Third Session of the 10th NPC elected Hu Jintao as CMC chairman. Nominated by Chairman Hu, the session also adjusted and enlarged the CMC composition, which currently includes vice chairmen of Guo Boxiong, Cao Gangchuan and Xu Caihou, as well as members of Liang Guanglie, Li Jinai, Liao Xilong, Chen Bingde, Qiao Qingchen, Zhang Dingfa and Jing Zhiyuan. (March 13, 2005)



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