Hu Jintao to Remain Commander-in-Chief After Leaving Chinese Presidency

May head the Chinese Military Commission for five more years


China has reshuffled its military top brass in a move analysts said Monday was probably aimed at ensuring President Hu Jintao 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.