Xi Jinping donned his commander-in-chief hat on Tuesday – kicking off a two-day conference of the Central Military Commission on reforming various PLA policies.
Xi wants to see sweeping changes.
He asked the top brass to remake policies on:
Party-buildingForce deploymentForce developmentPLA managementHis goals are simple but ambitious:Establish the Party’s absolute command over the militaryBuild a joint-force systemIncentivize the PLA to improve its capabilitiesImprove discipline
Get smart: One of Xi’s biggest achievements to date has been reordering long-entrenched power structures within the military.
Get smarter: He’s now looking to enter the next stage of military reform – seeking to institutionalize structural changes and fundamentally improve military capability.