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Central Military Commission: PLA and Armed Forces to Cease All Paid Service Contract Work

According to Xinhua, the Central Military Commission recently published a notice that requires all PLA and Armed Forces to cease all paid service contract work. The notice called it a “major political task” related to the ongoing development of the army. The notice stated that, effective immediately, no new projects will be launched, no existing projects will be renewed, and any projects that can be stopped through negotiation must end. The notice also included rules and guidelines to implement the direction and calling all military units to execute the plan with “strong political consciences and a sense of responsibility.” The article said that the Commission plans to spend the next three years on implementing the plan.

Source: Xinhua, March 27, 2016