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Xinhua: Armed Forces Declared Across-the-Board Support for Military Reform

Xinhua recently reported that all major branches of the Chinese military expressed firm support of the military system reform addressed in President Xi Jinping’s recent speech. The key units that officially declared their positions are: The General Staff, General Political Department, General Logistics Department, General Armament Department, as well as the Shenyang, Beijing, Lanzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Guangzhou, and Chengdu Military Regions, plus the Navy, the Air Force, the Second Artillery, the Military Science & Defense University, the National Defense University, and the Armed Police Force. In a statement that the General Departments released, it was mentioned that the reform goal was to ensure President Xi’s “firm control of the top military leadership and commanding power.” This is the first time such language has been used to describe the military reform. 
Source: Xinhua, November 27, 2015