U.S. think tank said the PLA political work is being combined with strengthening the army
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PLA female U.S. Jamestown Foundation, “China Brief,” June 24 entitled “Education of the People’s Liberation Army political changes (author Philip David Wally,” the article, China breakthrough concept in military education, political education is combined with strengthening the army. Text of the article are summarized as follows
4 mid-May, the PLA began a second large-scale warning sings of college graduates, the aim is to attract Chinese universities talents to join the army as of the end of May, Xinhua News Agency announced that the warning sings of enrollment of college graduates has reached 10 million, compared with the previous year, a significant increase, which once again shows that the PLA’s modernization period, a trend: academic achievements and advanced technology in the Chinese army to get attention, even if not as much as political loyalty more than the new recruits who soon discovered that the education system in the PLA’s political indoctrination component decreased. Today, modern, professional people PLA’s training ground to practice combat skills, more time, sitting in a classroom study Marxism-Leninism ideology less time.
Because of this trend in recent years, many people worry that the military and political forms of work behind the times low efficiency, often hinder the modernization of the armed forces’ professional military education “(PM E). Although no one doubts the political work for the protection of the party’s absolute leadership of the importance, but there are quite a number of people believe that political must be modernized to better integrate into the PM E, otherwise it will gradually become irrelevant.
2 0 09 years, the official newspaper of the Second Artillery “rocket soldier reported,” In an editorial commentary said, in recent years, the Second Artillery has undergone major changes in military training, but the political education system remains the same. a means of political work should be modernized. political and ideological work should focus on the training provided a strong spiritual power, can not just rely on putting up posters, hanging banners , motion pictures, write reports and other formalism activities editorial pointed out that the pragmatic approach should be maintained to prevent the political work has become superficial and simplistic. on the topic of another editorial, the newspaper said, the military and political work should be training and military commanders play a supplementary role, cadres should make their work serve to improve operational capability for this purpose. To this end, the editorial advocated a political work must be direct, simple, pragmatic and efficient.
when the People’s Liberation Army In well-informed modern conditions more and more focus on local wars, its people, technology and capabilities are rapidly increasing at the same time, political and ideological work does not seem to follow a fundamental change, but in ensuring the authority of the Communist Party of China, while China has recognized this problem and proposed solutions.
2 0 0 9 At the end of the General Political Department issued a new “People’s Liberation Army of ideological and political education programs,” emphasis on political and ideological education of the main task is to “ensure that our military has become the party of the people’s army under the absolute leadership.” with the old guidelines is different is that the document stressed that political and ideological education must be emphasis on “practical effect”, must be improved and innovation, we must use modern technology is important that political education can not be isolated, but with other forms of professional military education system together.
the success of this framework remains to be seen, but the generally accepted political work must keep up the pace of modernization of the PLA to ensure that the armed forces of the Chinese Communist Party’s absolute authority.