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In China, embarked on a reform of the management system of the PLA

PRC Chairman Xi Jingping 11 January announced a large-scale reform of the control system of the Chinese army, whose main body is the Central Military Council (CEA), the blog bmpd With reference to the newspaper "Vedomosti".

The author of the article, Aleksey Nikolsky, explained that “the Central Military Commission is a unique organ of the Chinese state system that provides control of the political leadership of the country over the PLA (the Ministry of Defense in China has limited external representation functions).”

“According to the plan of the reform, four PLA General Administrations - the General Staff, the Main Political Directorate, the Main Logistics Directorate and the General Directorate of Arms Management - will be disbanded,” the author writes. - They are transformed into 15 departments of the Center, including the United Armed Forces Joint Staff Department, the Department of Political Work, the Department of Logistics Support, the Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Department for the Mobilization of National Defense, the Political and Legal Commission, the Commission for Science and Technology, the Strategic Planning Department d.

“This reform has been worked out for a long time,” comments Vasily Kashin, an expert at the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. - According to the degree of radicalism, the reform can be compared with the radical military reform in Russia, launched in 2008 under the leadership of then Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, whose experience has been carefully studied in China. The goal of the reform is to prepare the PLA for military operations in modern conditions, including abroad. ”

According to Kashin, “the elimination of such institutions as the Main Political Department, which were created in the PLA since the founding of the PRC and even earlier, during the guerrilla war of the Chinese Communists, aims to improve the interaction of various military structures and bring the military organization to the modern models of other countries” .

“At the same time, a unique institute such as the Central Department of Central Asia remains to be maintained in China, which the PLA will continue to control,” the expert notes.

Recall that at the beginning of the year in the People's Republic of China it was already announced that the “Second Artillery of the PLA” would be transformed into a separate type - the Missile Forces, as well as the creation of strategic support forces.

In China, embarked on a reform of the management system of the PLA
The old and new structure of the Central Military Council of the PRC.
Photos used:, CCTV
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  1. Ami du peuple
    Ami du peuple 12 January 2016 13: 05
    How can the Chinese now be without GlavPur? How can one draw a party line in the troops now without political officers? smile
  2. antiexpert
    antiexpert 12 January 2016 13: 21
    in order to gain military experience, it is necessary to participate in hostilities, and not to reform the leadership, but China does not have experience in waging war.
    1. V.ic
      V.ic 12 January 2016 13: 31
      Quote: antiexpert
      namely, China has no experience in waging war.

      Experience is gained, and the basis for modern warfare = it is a strong economy and it is this factor that will be decisive in the combat effectiveness of the PLA of the PRC.
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 12 January 2016 13: 24
    Full swing. What would Comrade Mao say about this?
    1. V.ic
      V.ic 12 January 2016 18: 57
      Quote: aszzz888
      What would Comrade Mao say about this?

      Translated into Russian it would sound like this: "The wind from the East will prevail / win the wind from the West!"
  4. vv3
    vv3 12 January 2016 13: 57
    Well, now you can sleep well if the Chinese have carefully studied and taken into account the experience of the `` radical military reform '' of 2008 in Russia under the leadership of the great Defense Ministry Serdyukov. They will achieve great results in strengthening the army. It is necessary to send this `` genius '' ... in the package ... to speed up the process.
    1. g1v2
      g1v2 12 January 2016 14: 57
      Really. Here are the racially correct patriots on the site immediately said that Serdyukov had ruined the army with the reform, and for some reason the Chinese want to repeat it at home and adopt the experience. Probably just "experts" from in did not read and do not know that this is all cut and dried. lol Well, aren't they stupid? tongue
      1. vv3
        vv3 12 January 2016 15: 39
        Our army was ruined by uncles in pants with red stripes, even before the collapse of the Union, otherwise the latter might not have happened.
  5. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 12 January 2016 14: 21
    Sorry, I don’t know Korean patriotic slogans, I would definitely write! :)
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 12 January 2016 14: 32
    Reforms are better to do before the war than when they close -
    during her ...
    The IDF is also now changing the entire structure of the army.
  7. killganoff
    killganoff 12 January 2016 19: 21
    Did the Chinese want effective reform? Let them take an effective and experienced manager - Sir Serdyukov A.E.
    Ours in the teams take Gusey Khidingov and similar specialists ?! Or is it practiced from a lack of mind?! ...