Xinhua announced that the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee published the “CCP Central Committee’s December 27, 2017, Decision on Adjusting the Control System of the Armed Police Forces.” The decision stated that, starting on January 1, 2018, the armed police will be under the sole direction of the Central Military Commission (CMC). It will no longer be under both the CMC and the State Council.
Duowei also reported that the armed police will go through a staff cut from 800,000 down to 400,000.
1. Xinhua, December 27, 2017
2. Duowei, December 15, 2017