Liu Huaqing

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Liu Huaqing
刘华清
Liu Huaqing 1955.jpg
Liu Huaqing in 1955
Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission
In office
State Commission:
28 March 1993 – 5 March 1998
Party Commission:
November 1989 – 18 September 1997
Serving with Yang Shangkun, Zhang Zhen, Chi Haotian and Zhang Wannian
Chairman Jiang Zemin
Personal details
Born October 1916
Hubei
Died January 14, 2011
Beijing
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 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.[1] 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.[2]

Liu died on January 14, 2011 in Beijing.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 (help)). 
  2. ^ 吴仁华. 《六四事件中的戒严部队》. 真相出版社. 2009.
  3. ^ "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
1982–1988
Succeeded by
Zhang Lianzhong