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President Xi presents order to promote military officers to rank of general

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BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping, also chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), on Thursday presented certificates of order to promote two military officers to the rank of general.

The promoted officers are Wang Renhua, secretary of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CMC, and Xiao Tianliang, president of the University of National Defense.

Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of the CMC, announced the order of promotion, which was signed by Xi. He Weidong, also CMC vice chairman, presided over the ceremony.

Xi extended his congratulations to the officers. Later, Xi and other leaders had group photos.

General is the highest rank for officers in active service in China.