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Chinese army applies stricter rules in recruiting CPC members

Xinhua, April 12, 2015 Adjust font size:

Chinese military forces will adopt a set of revised rules, including stricter standards and procedures, in recruiting Communist Party of China (CPC) members from soldiers and officers.

"New CPC members recruited in violation of the rules will not be acknowledged," said the revised regulation published by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Political Department on Sunday.

The regulation calls for prudent, balanced and well-organized work in recruitment to make sure that new CPC members meet the requirements of the CPC Constitution for qualified members.

"The political standards should be given top priority," the regulation said.

It also added that such recruitment should not be conducted in a haste.

"Recruiting new CPC members in the military should follow the Party's fundamental theories, guidelines and basic requirements and serve to strengthen the armed forces," the document said, noting that the total number of CPC members in the military should be kept under control and their personal qualities should be improved.

Those to be recruited should have faith in Marxism, communism and socialism with Chinese characteristics and they should be committed to the socialist core values, it said.

The regulation also stipulated stricter review and approval procedures in the recruitment and pledged serious investigation and punishment for violations in the process.

The revised regulation has been approved by Xi Jinping, Chairman of the Central Military Commission. Endi