PLA implements new political work regulation

23:15, September 13, 2010      

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The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) started Monday to implement a revised regulation for its political work in a move to "strengthen the armed forces' combat abilities."

The revised regulation enshrined remarks on national defense and military construction given by President Hu Jintao, commander-in-chief of Chinese armed forces.

The new regulation also improves instructions for the PLA's political officers to strengthen leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) over the military.

The revised regulation stressed that the PLA should train its abilities to win "media warfare, psychological warfare and legal warfare."

The new regulation orders the PLA's political officers at all levels to improve their work to help officers and soldiers better fulfill training, exercises and especially military operations other than war.

Since the CPC founded the PLA in 1927, the Party set a basic principle of Party control. The CPC positioned a political commissar or political instructor in every PLA unit at and above company level.

Ranking parallel with the military commander in a PLA unit, the political commissar or instructor is also the Party head of the unit.

The 2.3-million membered PLA is the world's largest military force and also the main body of the most populous country's armed forces.

Source: Xinhua


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