Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, November 07, 2014

Was there ever a question (in public)?

There are times when students of politics have to ask about the motivation for public pronouncements. This is one of those times.

Xi stresses CPC's absolute leadership over army
Chinese President Xi Jinping said the army is under the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the principle should always be firmly upheld.

"The Party commands the gun," said Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and the Central Military Commission (CMC) chairman, at a military political work conferenceā€¦

The army has established a set of fine political traditions, including serving the people wholeheartedly, fair and honest promotion of officers, rigorous self-discipline and sacrifice to the revolutionary spirit, Xi said.

"We must profoundly recognize the important role of political work in the army building and pass on to the following generations all the great traditions which were forged in blood by our ancestors," Xi saidā€¦

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