Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 7/1/2014
Career Data Updated: 10/24/2007

PHOTO: Xu Caihou
Xu Caihou 徐才厚
Member of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Vice-Chairman of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission; Politburo Member of the 17th CPC Central Committee
Born: 1943

Biography Highlight

Xu Caihou, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wafangdian, Liaoning Province. He was born in 1943, joined the army in 1963, joined the CPC in 1971, and graduated from the Electronics Engineering Department of Harbin Institute of Military Engineering.

Recent Career Data

2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2012 Vice-Chairman, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2004—2007 Vice-Chairman, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2003—2005 Director-General, PLA, General Political Department
2002—2004 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2000— Secretary, CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission, Commission for Discipline Inspection
2000—2002 Deputy Secretary, PLA, General Political Department CPC, Party Committee
1999—2003 Executive Deputy Director, PLA, General Political Department

Recent Travel & Appearances

10/28/14 Xu Caihou confesses to taking bribe
07/03/14 CPC sets timetable for anti-corruption system #China
07/03/14 PLA backs ousting of corrupt military leader #China
07/02/14 People's Daily scolds ousted military leader #China
07/01/14 CPC shows resolve to maintain integrity #China

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