On April 16, 2012, Qiushi, a journal of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, published an article titled, “With a Stronger Military Force as the Goal, We Must Work on the Ideological and Political Development of the Army.” The article repeatedly stressed the absolute leadership of the Chinese Communist Party over the armed forces.
“Chairman Xi emphasized that the priority in building an army is to follow the Party’s leadership, ensuring the absolute loyalty, absolute purity, and absolute reliability of the army. This is the highest political demand of the Party and the people. It is the fundamental condition for ideological and political development, to which we must pay close attention.”
Source: Qiushi, April 16, 2012