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Chairman of the Central Military Commission
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Incumbent
Hu Jintao

since 13 March 2005
Appointer the National People's Congress
Term length five years, renewable
once consecutively
Inaugural holder Mao Zedong
Formation 1943
Website Chairmanship

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

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

  • Mao Zedong, Chairman 1943-1976
  • Hua Guofeng, Chairman 1976-1981
  • Deng Xiaoping, Chairman 1981-1989 (also Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic 1983-1990)
  • Jiang Zemin, Chairman 1989-2004 (also Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic 1990-2005)
  • Hu Jintao, Chairman since 2004 (also Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic since 2005)

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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