Chinese vice president gets key military post

October 18th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China’s Vice President Xi Jinping has been appointed vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission (CMC), a move that may make him the likely successor to President Hu Jintao.

An announcement in this regard was made at a meeting of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) Monday, Xinhua reported.

Xi is also a member of the standing committee of the political bureau of the CPC central committee.

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