Chinese President Xi Jinping is also chairman of the Central Military Commission. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping is also chairman of the Central Military Commission. Photo: Xinhua

China’s military takes charge of war powers with new defence law

  • Legislative amendments in force from New Year’s Day, remove policy and decision making from State Council
  • The new laws also give Central Military Commission, headed by Xi Jinping, authority to mobilise civilian resources

Topic |   US-China relations
Chinese President Xi Jinping is also chairman of the Central Military Commission. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping is also chairman of the Central Military Commission. Photo: Xinhua
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