Xi appoints new chief of China’s nuclear arsenal

Chinese language President Xi Jinping, additionally the army’s commander-in-chief, on Monday appointed a brand new head of the armed drive overseeing the nation’s standard – and nuclear – missiles, at some point earlier than the anniversary of the Folks’s Liberation Military. Wang Houbin, former deputy commander of the navy, was named the brand new head of the PLA Rocket Power, and Xu Xisheng, its new political commissar, with each males buying the highest rank of common, in response to state media. Till his transfer to the PLA Rocket Power, Wang had been deputy commander of the navy since 2020. He was beforehand additionally the deputy chief of workers on the Navy. Xu was previously the deputy political commissar of the Southern Theatre Command, one of many PLA’s 5 theatre instructions. State media didn’t say the place the PLA Rocket Power’s earlier chief, Li Yuchao, was reassigned or state his whereabouts. 

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