China's new Central Military Commission organ established

China Military Online
Zhang Tao

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (ChinaMil) -- President Xi Jinping has urged the restructured Central Military Commission (CMC) and its subordinate departments to be highly disciplined and able to take on heavy duties with iron beliefs, so as to make contributions to the realization of the Chinese Dream and the Dream of a Strong Military.

President Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the CMC, made the remarks when meeting with responsible officers of the CMC's departments. He urged them to do well in acting as the strategic advisors of the CMC.

The meeting kicked off in Beijing on Monday morning. Xi Jinping shook hands with all the leaders of the CMC's departments present at the meeting and took a group photo with them. On behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the CMC, Xi Jinping expressed his warm congratulations on the establishment of the new CMC organ.

President Xi pointed out that the adjustment and establishment of the new CMC organ has been basically completed, saying that "this is a dramatic breakthrough made in the reform of the military leadership and command system, a symbolic achievement during the overall implementation of the strategy on conducting military reform and building a strong military, and a key step on the road of building a strong military with Chinese characteristics."

Xi also stressed that the CMC organ, serving as a connecting link and playing a coordinating role in the military leadership and command system, should have a strong service awareness.

It is learnt that the adjustment and establishment of the new CMC organ was carried out according to a general guideline, namely, the CMC takes charge of the overall administration of the Chinese armed forces, the battle zones focus on combat readiness, and the various military services focus on their own construction and development.

The former general headquarters/departments system, including the General Staff Headquarters, the General Political Department, the General Logistics Department and the General Armament Department, will be replaced by a multi-sectoral system consisting of 15 functional departments.

The 15 functional departments are the CMC General Office, the CMC Joint Staff Department, the CMC Political Work Department, the CMC Logistic Support Department, the CMC Equipment Development Department, the CMC Training and Administration Department, the CMC National Defense Mobilization Department, the CMC Discipline Inspection Commission, the CMC Politics and Law Commission, the CMC Science and Technology Commission, the CMC Office for Strategic Planning, the CMC Office for Reform and Organizational Structure, the CMC Office for International Military Cooperation, the CMC Audit Office and the CMC Agency for Offices Administration.

Fan Changlong, member of the political bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice chairman of the CMC, Xu Qiliang, member of the political bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice chairman of the CMC, and other CMC members including Chang Wanquan, Fang Fenghui, Zhang Yang, Zhao Keshi, Zhang Youxia, Wu Shengli, Ma Xiaotian and Wei Fenghe, also attended the meeting.

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