The Central Military Commission (CMC) conferred the rank of general on six senior military and police officers on Monday.
President and CMC Chairman Hu Jintao presented the officers with certificates of command at a promotion ceremony. An order for the promotions was announced by CMC Vice Chairman Xi Jinping.
The senior officers include deputy chief of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Political Department Du Jincai, political commissar of the PLA National Defense University Liu Yazhou, political commissar of the Jinan Military Area Command Du Hengyan, political commissar of the Chengdu Military Area Command Tian Xiusi, commander of the armed police force Wang Jianping, and political commissar of the armed police force Xu Yaoyuan.
The PLA recognizes 10 military ranks for officers in active service: general, lieutenant general and major general; senior colonel, colonel, lieutenant colonel and major; captain, first lieutenant and second lieutenant.