BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), on Wednesday presented a certificate of order at a ceremony to promote Huang Ming, commander of the Central Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army, to the rank of general.
Xi extended his congratulations to Huang, who saluted Xi and all the attendees of the event.
Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of the CMC, announced the order of promotion, which was signed by Xi, at the ceremony.
The ceremony was presided over by He Weidong, another vice chairman of the CMC.
The event was held by the CMC in Beijing. General is the highest rank for officers in active service in China.