Xi to reorganize the military
President Xi Jinping has vowed to reorganize the current military administration structure and military command system by 2020.
The Central Military Commission (CMC), of which Xi is chairman, will take charge of the overall administration of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Chinese People’s Armed Police, said Xi.
Xi outlined “a series of designs and arrangements” to consolidate the basic principle that “the Communist Party of China (CPC) has absolute leadership of the armed forces.”
He cited measures to “integrate the administrative system and the joint battle command system,” including a general command center for land forces and enabling the CMC to directly administer and command various military departments. The regional military commands will be adjusted and regrouped into new battle zone commands supervised by the CMC, Xi said.