Friday, February 27, 2015

Corruption Is China's Biggest Military Weakness

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, meets with delegates of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) attending a seminar on Party building, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 6, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Business Insider/Reuters: Corruption in China's military is so bad that it might undermine their ability to wage war

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military can only achieve its modernization goals if it respects the law, the Central Military Commission said on Thursday, offering a warning to the armed forces which have reeled from a series of graft scandals.

The government has announced investigations into more than a dozen senior military officials on serious corruption charges.

Many of those implicated have ties to a scandal involving former top military officer Xu Caihou, who retired as vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission in 2013.

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