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China military shuffle to preserve Hu role: analyst

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China has reshuffled its military top brass in a move analysts said on Monday was probably aimed at ensuring President Hu Jintao remains commander in chief of the military after a 10-yearly leadership change. 

This file photo shows Chinese President Hu Jintao reviewing the PLA troops prior to the start of the National Day parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, in 2009. China has reshuffled its military top brass in a move analysts said on Monday was probably aimed at ensuring Hu remains commander in chief of the military after a 10-yearly leadership change.

At a top Communist Party meeting Sunday, Hu oversaw the promotion of Generals Fan Changlong and Xu Qiliang as vice chairmen of the powerful 12-member Central Military Commission (CMC), Xinhua news agency said.

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