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Liu Yazhou Emphasizes the Absolute Leadership of the Party and Hu Jintao over the PLA

On April 16, 2012, Qiushi, a journal of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, published an article  by Liu Yazhou, Political Commissar of the PLA’s National Defense University, regarding the Chinese Communist Party’s absolute leadership over the armed forces. In the article, Liu emphasized Hu Jintao’s leadership over the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Liu stated: “In conclusion, (we) must adhere to the Party’s absolute leadership over the army in the whole process of ‘viewing politics as the priority, acting from the point of view of the overall situation, and maintaining discipline’ (following Hu Jintao’s instructions); all of our actions must firmly abide by the commands issued by the CCP Central Committee, the CCP Central Military Commission, and Chairman Hu.”

Source: Qiushi, April 16, 2012