September 21 2017
President Xi Jinping is emphasizing personal loyalty as he fills Chinese military command positions ahead of a major Communist Party congress next month, reports the Nikkei Asian Review (Japan).
"Xi is trying to tighten his grip on the military by choosing people who don't have allegiances to past leaders," a party source said, noting that low-ranking cadres have been named to command jobs.
Seven of eight key recent military appointments come from the Communist Party's rank...
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