Xu Caihou

1943 - 2015

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Xu Caihou (Chinese: 徐才厚; June 1943 – March 15, 2015) was a Chinese general in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), the country's top military council. As Vice-Chairman of the CMC, he was one of the top ranking officers of the People's Liberation Army. He also held a seat on the 25-member Politburo of the Communist Party of China between 2007 and 2012.Born to a working-class family in Liaoning province, Xu spent much of his earlier career in northeastern China. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xu Caihou has received more than 120,621 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Xu Caihou is the 11,199th most popular politician (down from 10,659th in 2019), the 699th most popular biography from China (down from 609th in 2019) and the 365th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Xu Caihou ranks 11,199 out of 15,710Before him are Walter Thurnherr, Ants Antson, Octavio Lepage, Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, Marco Pannella, and Dirk Jan de Geer. After him are Ruth Fuchs, Balaji Baji Rao, Nilde Iotti, Sandra Day O'Connor, Herbert Wehner, and Demetrios Petrokokkinos.

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Among people born in 1943, Xu Caihou ranks 308Before him are Kenzo Yokoyama, Tariq Ali, Dante Ferretti, Jim Croce, Mick Jackson, and Mulatu Astatke. After him are Juan Mujica, Andrea True, Lajos Szűcs, Leo Kinnunen, António Simões, and Christopher Priest. Among people deceased in 2015, Xu Caihou ranks 211Before him are Karl-Erik Palmér, Ahmed Chalabi, Geoff Duke, Fred Thompson, Ron Clarke, and Ants Antson. After him are Betsy Palmer, Dinkha IV, Alex Rocco, Moira Orfei, Danièle Delorme, and Clark Terry.

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Among people born in China, Xu Caihou ranks 699 out of 1,186Before him are Dai Zhen (1724), Harry Wu (1937), Lang Lang (1982), Lei Jun (1969), Li Yuanchao (1950), and Sanmao (1943). After him are Mervyn Peake (1911), Wei Jingsheng (1950), Li Zhaoxing (1940), Huang Hua (1913), Qian Qichen (1928), and Lisa Lu (1927).


Among politicians born in China, Xu Caihou ranks 365Before him are Sergei Stepashin (1952), Wang Yang (1955), Yang Jiechi (1950), Wan Li (1916), Xu Xiangqian (1901), and Li Yuanchao (1950). After him are Li Zhaoxing (1940), Huang Hua (1913), Qian Qichen (1928), Qiao Shi (1924), Jia Qinglin (1940), and Saifuddin Azizi (1915).