Thursday, November 01, 2012

PLA reshuffle signals factional balancing, continuity

With an average age of above 60 and all with about 40 years’ experience in the PLA, the new appointments reflect a desire for continuity 

The Chinese Ministry of Defense’s announcement last week of a series of top personnel reshuffles left out some of the more extreme elements within the armed forces, showed interest in continuity, and reflected a delicate balancing act between the Chinese Communist Party’s (CPC) two main factions.

My article, published today in Jane’s Defence Weekly, continues here (subscription required).

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