Liu Huaqing

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Liu Huaqing
Liu Huaqing 1955.jpg
Liu Huaqing in 1955
Member of the 14th CPC Politburo Standing Committee
In office
19 October 1992 – 19 September 1997
General Secretary Jiang Zemin
Vice Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission
In office
November 1989 – September 1997
Chairman Jiang Zemin
Vice Chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission
In office
March 1993 – March 1998
Chairman Jiang Zemin
Personal details
Born October 1916
Died January 14, 2011
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China

Liu Huaqing (simplified Chinese: 刘华清; traditional Chinese: 劉華清; pinyin: Liú Huáqīng; October 1916 – January 14, 2011) was the Commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy from 1982 through 1988, and is considered to been responsible for its modernization efforts.

He had outlined a vision by which the People's Republic of China would have a navy of global reach by the second half of the 21st century. He was a strong advocate of the future Chinese aircraft carrier program.

He was also the top commander of the troops enforcing martial law to suppress the Tiananmen Square protests in June 3–4, 1989.[1]

Liu died on January 14, 2011 in Beijing.[2]


  1. ^ 吴仁华. 《六四事件中的戒严部队》. 真相出版社. 2009.
  2. ^ "China's former military leader passes away". People's Daily Online. January 14, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2011. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Ye Fei
Commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy
Succeeded by
Zhang Lianzhong