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China to Strengthen the Absolute Leadership of the Party over the Military

On February 8, Hu Jintao, Chairman of Central Military Commission (CMC), approved the revised Work Regulations of the Chinese Communist Military Committee, said to be “an important measure to strengthen the Party buildup in the military and regulate the work of Party commissions at various levels.” It “firmly establishes the Concept of Scientific Development as the important guiding principle in national defense and in developing the army.” The revised regulations “further solidifies and strengthens the guidelines and requirements for addressing both new situations and problems that face military Party commissions at various levels, and the responsibilities and decision making process of military Party commissions …”

Source: Xinhua, February 8, 2011