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Military restructuring for combat efficiency
Updated: 2005-07-13 16:28

The total of the officers serving at headquarters or functional branches at different command levels will be cut to a new low and some grassroots posts previously held by officers will be handed over to skilled soldiers or non-service civil servants.

Soliders stationed in east China's Zhejiang Province undergo a training session in the seawater in Yuhuan county in this July 4, 2005 photo. [newsphoto]
Citing the reform as one of the most wide-ranging and extensive ones the country has ever witnessed, the Headquarters of the PLA General Staff said the reform would serve to optimize the internalstructure, increase science and tech contents and intensify the joint combat command capability of Chinese troops.

"The establishment readjustment should be ensured to be complete before the end of 2005," it said, citing numerous other breakthroughs already made in those aspects mentioned above.

The proportion of officers to soldiers in the Chinese military,together with other related p olicies, will also be lifted greatly.

"With the initial implementation of the new establishment, the Chinese military has already showed new styles in various aspects," said the headquarters.

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