Chinese Communist Party claims full leadership over the country's army, strict instructions to the People's Liberation Army

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The Chinese government said the People's Liberation Army (PLA) should strictly follow its instructions. The Chinese government convened an early meeting of the Politburo to review the rules related to political work in the military forces.


Beijing, agency. The ruling Communist Party of China has insisted that the country's military should be completely under its control. The party has said that the People's Liberation Army ([PLA)] should strictly follow its instructions. The Chinese army, with two hundred thousand soldiers, acts as a branch of the Communist Party. This situation is unlike other countries, where the armies operate under the respective governments.


The meeting of the Communist Party's Politburo stated that the army should follow the basic principle of full leadership of the party on military forces. This meeting was called to review the rules related to political work in the military forces. President Xi Chinfing is also the head of the Communist Party.

The government-run Xinhua news agency, citing a statement, highlighted the need to amend the rules relating to political work in the military forces. It said that this would increase the political loyalty of the army in the coming times and strengthen the leadership of the party leadership over the army. It is noteworthy that since coming to power in 2012, Chinfing has consistently insisted that the PLA should work under the full leadership of the Communist Party. Through the anti-corruption campaign in the last five years, he has taken action against many senior army officers.