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PLA launches new campaign to raise loyalty among servicemen

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-01-08 09:56

BEIJING - The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has kicked off a year-long education campaign for all soldiers and officers, said the PLA General Political Department Wednesday.

The campaign was endorsed by President Xi Jinping, also chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), said the statement from the PLA department.

Through the education campaign, soldiers and officers are expected to reinforce "their confidence on the path, theory and system of socialism with Chinese characteristics" and raise their trust in and support for the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President Xi, the statement said.

Party members in the armed forces are required to attend at least one workshop in the first half of this year and write reports on how to improve their political awareness and military skills.

Non-CPC members should also work out plans to improve themselves.