Rank is to become the main indicator of a PLA officer’s capability and status. Photo: Simon Song

China’s military plans new system for officers’ ranks

Next phase of PLA reforms will see greater emphasis on rank and a fairer hierarchy, as nation seeks to develop professional officer class

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Rank is to become the main indicator of a PLA officer’s capability and status. Photo: Simon Song
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Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.