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Military to strengthen auditing

By Xinhua
 Military to strengthen auditing

Chinese People's Liberation Army cadets conduct bayonet drills at the PLA's Armoured Forces Engineering Academy in Beijing on July 22, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER)

BEIJING - The auditing office for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been put under the direct management of the Central Military Commission (CMC), a move to heighten its independence and authority as part of the army's efficiency drive.

The decision, carried in a decree signed by CMC Chairman Xi Jinping, was announced Thursday at a meeting, according to a statement released afterwards.

Previously a subsidiary of the PLA General Logistics Department, the office now enjoys a more independent and authoritarian status as it is directly managed by the CMC, the country's top military decision-making and command organ.

"This is a major decision made by Chairman Xi and the CMC in an effort to strengthen the army in the new situation and tighten auditing and supervision over military economic activities. It's also a key measure to deepen national defense and military reform as well as to push forward the innovation of the army's auditing system," the statement said.

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