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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

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.

Xu spent his early career serving in the Jilin Provincial Military Area Command, with several assignments in Shenyang. In 1984 he became attached to the 16th Group Army. In the early 1990s he moved to Beijing, where he joined the military press and was subsequently appointed to senior positions in the PLA. In 2000 he was appointed to the CPC Central Military Commission.

He was a member of the Secretariat of the 16th CPC Central Committee, vice-chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, Director-General of the General Political Department of the PLA, secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee of the Central Military Commission and deputy Party secretary of the PLA General Political Department.

He is currently a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Vice-Chairman of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission and Politburo Member of the 17th CPC Central Committee.

Xu was from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for bribery in June of 2014.

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
1999—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1996—1999 Political Commissar, PLA, Regions, Jinan Military Region
1993—1996 Deputy Director, PLA, General Political Department
1993—1993 Director, Liberation Army Daily
1992—1993 Assistant to the Director, PLA, General Political Department
1990—1992 Political Commissar, PLA, Services and Arms, Group Army
1985—1990 Director, PLA, Services and Arms, Group Army, Political Department
1984—1985 Director, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region (Political Department)
1983—1984 Deputy Director, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region, Jilin Military District (Political Department)
1982—1983 Chief, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region, Jilin Military District (Office for Retirees)
1982—1983 Chief, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region, Jilin Military District (Political Department, Personnel Division)
1980—1981 Trainee, PLA Institute of Political Sciences
1972—1982 Deputy Chief, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region, Jilin Military District (Political Department)
1972—1982 Secretary, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region, Jilin Military District (Political Department)
1971—1972 Deputy Political Instructor, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region, Shenyang Garrison (Third Division, Third Artillery Regiment, First Battalion, 2nd Company)
1970—1971 Soldier, PLA, Regions, Shenyang Military Region, Jilin Military District (Third Regiment, Second Battalion)
1968—1970 Cultural Revolution, Sent to do manual labor (Farm of the 39th Army)
1963—1968 Student, Harbin Institute of Military Engineering, Electronics Engineering Department Heilongjiang Province, Harbin City


Recent Travel & Appearances

16 Mar 18 PLA launches educational campaign, urging responsibilities
28 Nov 17 Senior Chinese military officer commits suicide amid corruption probe
27 Mar 17 PLA Daily vows strict discipline for Chinese army
11 Oct 16 Senior Chinese military officials vow to build clean army
13 Aug 15 Travelled to Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa
Xu Qiliang urges strong army at border
01 Aug 15 PLA backs probe of corrupt military leader
06 May 15 Military leader warns against Xu Caihou influence
19 Mar 15 Expert suggests due process to confiscate Xu Caihou's illegal gains
16 Mar 15 Xu Caihou received adequate medical care: military procuratorate
30 Jan 15 China stresses more anti-corruption efforts in military

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