January 17, 2019
China’s People’s Liberation Army remains a tightly-controlled Chinese Communist Party organ with the main mission of keeping the ruthless party in power, according to a Defense Intelligence Agency report.
“The PLA has been a politicized ‘party army’ since its inception and exists to guarantee the CCP regime’s survival above all else,” the DIA report on “China’s Military Power” says.
For the PLA, serving the state is a secondary role, in contrast to the U.S. military and most western militaries that are apolitical, professional armed forces first and whose foremost mission is to protect the country.
China’s Communist leaders, led by Party General Secretary Xi Jinping, have maintained a vise-like grip on the PLA as major reforms were undertaken to transform the PLA from a large ground-force oriented military to a high-tech army.
This article was posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8:12 am