China Undertakes Major Military Reorganization

Written by Henrik Rothen

Apr.20 - 2024 12:02 PM CET

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China Reinvents Its Military Strategy with New Information Forces.

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China has announced a comprehensive reorganization of its People’s Liberation Army (PLA), a move that signifies one of the most significant reshuffles since 2015.

The restructuring includes the formation of a new unit called the Information Support Forces. This strategic shift was ratified by Chinese President Xi Jinping, marking a new era for Chinese military capabilities.

New Units to Elevate China's Defense Capabilities

The newly announced Information Support Forces will be established from the existing Strategic Support Forces, which are set to be disbanded.

This reform will elevate the independence of the aerospace and cyber warfare units previously under the umbrella of the Strategic Support Forces, enhancing China’s prowess in these critical areas.

According to Bloomberg, this overhaul reflects China's ongoing efforts to match the influential capabilities of the United States on the global stage.

The announcement comes amidst growing concerns from U.S. officials about China’s military ambitions. U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall recently expressed suspicions that China might be preparing its forces specifically to challenge the United States. These developments add another layer to the complex web of relations and military posturing between the two superpowers.

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