Xi Jinping Takes Control of the PLA

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Schneibster, May 1, 2016.

  1. Schneibster Registered Member

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    Very interesting move, somewhat ominous in Western terms, though quite understandable in terms of the politics of China. In short, the PLA is corrupt, and poses the largest potential existential threat to the Chinese Communist Party; these two facts have resulted in a lot of pretty bad consequences in China's past, so it is unsurprising that Xi has moved to take political control and abate the potential threat.

    Good analysis of the reasons behind this move: http://www.businessinsider.com/xi-jinping-fighting-to-save-regime-2016-4
     

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