China has revised its National Defence Law, expanding the power of its armed forces headed by President Xi Jinping to mobilize military and civilian resources to defend its national interests both at home and abroad. Xi Jinping Xi Jinping The new law, effective from January 1, weakens the role of the State Council, China’s Cabinet headed by Premier Li Keqiang, in formulating military policy, handing decision-making powers to the Central Military Commission (CMC), the overall high-command of the two million-strong People’s Liberation Army (PLA) headed by Xi, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported on Sunday.
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China’s new defence law expands power of its military headed by Xi
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