The Central Military Commission(CMC) takes charge of the overall administration of China's armed forces. It has 15 functional sections including seven departments (offices), three commissions and five directly affiliated bodies.
China's Central Military Commission (CMC) takes charge of the overall administration of China's armed forces, and it has 15 subordinated departments.
Main duties of the CMC Joint Staff Department include carrying out combat planning, command control and combat command support, studying and formulating military strategy and requirements, organizing combat capability assessment, organizing and instructing joint training, construction of combat readiness and routine war preparedness work.
It is mainly responsible for the Chinese military's Party construction, organization, political education and human resources management. The Party construction is the foundation and cornerstone of all Chinese military work, and the political work is the lifeline of Chinese military.
It is conducive to strengthening the centralized planning, organization and leadership of the training across the military and enhancing the management of troops and military academies, so that military training and troop management can be closely combined, and the PLA can better push for realistic training and rigorous military governance in accordance with the law.
It is responsible for organizing and instructing the national defense mobilization and the construction of reserve forces, and leading and managing the provincial military commands, and it is conducive to intensifying the strategic organization and leadership in those aspects and is a significant step for building the national defense mobilization system with Chinese characteristics.
It can help intensify the CMC's leadership of the military's political and legal work, deepen the rigorous military governance in accordance with the law, give larger play to the politics and law department, prevent, investigate and deal with criminal activities, and keep the troops pure and consolidated.
Forming the CMC Office for Strategic Planning and improving the strategic planning system and mechanism for the whole military are conducive to enhancing the CMC's role in strategic management, reinforcing the centralized management of the military's strategic planning, and improving the quality and benefit of national defense and military construction.