China amends rules to improve Party work in armed forces

BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's Central Military Commission has amended a regulation to improve the operation of Party organs in armed forces, said a statement issued here Tuesday.

The amendment has incorporated the principles and spirits of the 17th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress, the Fourth and Fifth Plenum of the 17th CPC Central Committee into the regulation, said the statement from the commission.

The amendment has been approved by Chinese President Hu Jintao, also chairman of the commission.

The amended rules aim to reinforce the guidelines of Scientific Outlook on Development in the development of national defense and armed forces, the statement said.

It reflects the new missions of Chinese armed forces to increase the core capability of winning local wars in conditions of informatization and the capability of conducting military operations other than war, the statement said.

It also includes recent moves to regulate the behavior of military officers and anti-corruption rules.

With the new rules, the CPC organs in armed forces will work to improve decision making in a scientific, democratic and lawful way, add creativity in their daily work, unite soldiers and officers and improve efficiency so as to play a leading role in the development of armed forces and the operation of their missions, it said.

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