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Assessment of the PLA’s 3-Star Promotions in September 2021

On 6 September 2021, Xi Jinping, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party Central Military Commission (CMC), presided over the promotion of two Army lieutenant generals, one Navy vice admiral, and two Air Force lieutenant generals to full general/admiral (3-stars), the highest rank in the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA). There were several things that were out of the ordinary this time around. 

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