China.com recently reported that Chinese lawmakers just passed The Regulations of The People’s Liberation Army Civilian Personnel. This new law is considered a major milestone in the now two-year old Military Reform, which started on November 24, 2015, when the Central Military Commission Work Conference for Reform began. The Reform completely restructured the Chinese military with a focus on modernization, efficiency, and scientific optimization of the command structure. The military reorganized the major theaters of operations, established new forces for rockets, strategic missiles, and strategic support, and eliminated over 200 Division level units, over 1000 Group level units, and over 30 percent of the military officers.
Source: China.com, December 18, 2017