Chairman of the Central Military Commission

Xi Jinping Li Keqiang People's Liberation Army

Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China
中国共产党中央军事委员会主席
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Incumbent
Xi Jinping

since 15 November 2012
SeatAugust 1st Building (de jure), Beijing
Appointerthe Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
Term lengthFive years, no term limit
Inaugural holderMao Zedong
Formation1945; 1954
DeputyVice Chairman of the Central Military Commission
WebsiteChairmanship
Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国中央军事委员会主席
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Incumbent
Xi Jinping

since 14 March 2013
AppointerNational People's Congress
Term lengthFive years, no term limit
Inaugural holderDeng Xiaoping
Formation1982
DeputyVice Chairman of the Central Military Commission
WebsiteChairmanship
Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China
Simplified Chinese中国共产党中央军事委员会主席
Traditional Chinese中國共產黨中央軍事委員會主席
Abberviation(s): (CPC) CMC Chairman
Simplified Chinese(中共)中央军委主席
Traditional Chinese(中共)中央軍委主席
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The Chairman of the Central Military Commission (Chinese: 中央军事委员会主席) is the head of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China (CMC) and thereby the commander-in-chief of the People's Liberation Army. The officeholder is usually General Secretary of the Communist Party of China or Chairman of the Communist Party of China.

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".[1] The term of office of the Central Military Commission is the same as that of the National People's Congress. Two people currently serve as Vice-Chairmen.

The CMC Chairman is the supreme commander of the world's largest military forces, People's Liberation Army, People's Armed Police and People's Liberation Army militia. Furthermore, the officeholder is vested with the command authority over the nuclear arsenals.

According to the principle of "Party Commands the Gun [zh]", the officeholder of this post would also assume the responsibility of the state counterpart.

List of CMC Chairmen

CMC of the Communist Party of China

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

CMC of the People's Republic of China

The following have held the position of Chair of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Constitution of the People's Republic of China". National People's Congress, People's Republic of China. 14 March 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2007-06-23.