Hi, need to submit a 1500 words paper on the topic Chinese Communist Party Control Over the Military. It is divided into five major service branches and they include naval force, air force, the reserve force, ground force, and the second artillery command. The second artillery command is accountable for all nuclear and missile weaponry. It is estimated that there are about 3 million people serving in China’s military. PLA reports to an eleven-member government Central Military Commission (CMC). There is integration between the Party CMC and the government CMC and people are selected by the Party Standing Committee to serve on the CMC. The CMC meets on a regular basis to address matters pertaining to administration and formulation of policies. Core members of CMC serve as a bridge between the leadership of CCP (Chinese Communist Party), PLA, and the government. Analysts agree that the administrative and organizational reforms that have been done have partially transformed PLA from being involved in too much politics. Instead, they have at least transformed into a professional military (Dumbaugh 2010, p10).
It is also known as the Communist Party of China (CPC). It was founded in the year 1921 in Shanghai, China. After nearly three decades of struggle, the party finally victoriously won the new democratic revolution. It was the party that founded the People’s Republic of China in the year 1949. The party is mainly founded on ideology and politics. The party gets its ideas and policies from the people and then turns those into State laws and the decisions are passed in the National People’s Congress of China through the State’s legal procedures. The party’s activities are conducted within the framework of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (ChinaToday 2010).
Many scholars have identified the symbiotic correlation between the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). They believe that the demise of one of them leads to death.