China’s Military Reform: Present and Future – Part 2
Changes made to the structure of the Chinese armed forces have occupied much attention the world over, and are a central part of a wider program of reform being carried out within the People Republic of China (PRC). The overhaul of governance systems taking place in China is of such a massive scale and touches on so many areas that scholars and observers of the country’s politics are sometimes hard-pressed to catalogue, let alone interpret, the many concomitant changes going on. To help contribute to the burgeoning discourse on the subject with material directly form the source, this two-part report, available both in the original Mandarin and in English translation, seeks to explore the substance and logic of China’s military reform.
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