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Control and Decisionmaking in Xi Jinping’s Military

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Over the past decade, Xi Jinping centralized control over the military through more than just reshuffling the People’s Armed Forces. Just as importantly, he stripped away control over the Party gun from other parts of the Chinese Communist Party. In doing this, the primary potential disrupting factor in control of and decisionmaking in the military is internal. As such, Xi now relies on three different elements to exercise control and implement decisionmaking at lower levels.

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