Xu Caihou

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Xu Caihou
General Xu Caihou on October 27, 2009
Native name 徐才厚
Born June 1943
Wafangdian, Liaoning, China
Died March 15, 2015(2015-03-15) (aged 71)
China
Allegiance  People's Republic of China
Service/branch People's Liberation Army Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Liberation Army
Years of service 1968–2012
Rank 3 Gold Stars.svg General
Commands held Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission (2004–2012)
Member of 17th Politburo of the Communist Party of China (2007–2012)
Secretary of Secretariat of the Communist Party of China (2002–2007)

Xu Caihou (Chinese: 徐才厚; pinyin: Xú Cáihòu; June 1943 – 15 March 2015) was a former member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission and General of Chinese People's Liberation Army.

On 19 September 2004, Xu succeeded Hu Jintao as Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission after Hu was promoted to chairmanship.[1] Xu retired from public office in 2013. In March 2014, it was reported that Xu was diagnosed with bladder cancer and was undergoing extensive treatment in Beijing.[2]

In June 2014, Xu was expelled from the Communist Party. Before his death, he under investigation for "serious disciplinary violations." He was also facing a military court martial.[3]

Xu died in China from bladder cancer and multiple organ failure on 15 March 2015 at the age of 71.[4]

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