|Liu Huaqing in 1955|
|Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission|
28 March 1993 – 5 March 1998
November 1989 – 18 September 1997
Serving with Yang Shangkun, Zhang Zhen, Chi Haotian and Zhang Wannian
|Died||January 14, 2011
|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 three-step process by which China would have a navy of global reach by the second half of the 21st century. In step one, from 2000 to 2010, China would develop a naval force that could operate up to the first island chain. In step two, from 2010 to 2020, China's navy would become a regional force capable of projecting force to the second island chain. In step three, to be achieved by 2040, China would possess a blue-water navy with the aircraft carrier as its centerpiece. He was a strong advocate of the future Chinese aircraft carrier program.
- Dooley, Howard J. (Spring–Summer 2012). "The Great Leap Outward: China's Maritime Renaissance". The Journal of East Asian Affairs (Institute for National Security Strategy) 26 (1): 71 – via JSTOR. (subscription required (. ))
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- (Chinese) Biography of Liu Huaqing
- Ruminations about how little we know about the PLA Navy. Conference on Chinese Military Affairs, October 10, 2000
|Commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy
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