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China eyes better military-civilian integration

By Xinhua
China eyes better military-civilian integration
This picture taken on Sept 12, 2015 shows a crowd gathering to watch the various aircrafts from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force perform at the Dafangshen airport in Changchun, China's Jilin province during the bi-annual Changchun airshow. (AFP PHOTO)


The guideline called for building an advanced defense science, technology and industry system. Defense enterprises will be regrouped, and more non-governmental investment will be encouraged in defense industries.

Cooperation between military and civilian science and technology institutions will be strengthened, according to the guideline, which also called for cooperation between military and civilian education institutions.

An insurance system for servicemen will be built, and a sharing system for military and civilian health care resources will be improved. The military's housing system will also be reformed, according to the guideline.

The guideline called for enhancing coordination between military and civilian emergency and public security systems.

Civilian and military efforts in maritime exploration and safeguarding maritime rights should be coordinated, the guideline said, vowing to advance the strategy for building China as a maritime power.

Development of maritime operation capabilities and support facilities will be strengthened, in a bid to better help the military and civilian sectors work together to safeguard the country's territorial waters.

It also called for safeguarding the country's overseas interests, protecting the overseas rights and interests of Chinese citizens and institutions.

China will continue to actively take part in UN peacekeeping missions and deepen international military-to-military exchanges and cooperation, the guideline said.

To strengthen unified leadership and military-civilian coordination, leading organs at both national and provincial levels should be established at an early date to oversee the integrated development of the military and civilian sectors, the circular said.

Both military and civilian authorities should standardize procedures for informing each other of their needs and set up a resource-sharing platform to ensure reasonable flow and optimized allocation of military-civilian resources, according to the document.

Calling for strong capital input and policy support, the circular encouraged the military and civilian sectors to first collaborate on a series of major projects.

"(Authorities) should build several innovation demonstration zones to explore new and sustainable paths and patterns that can be popularized and replicated," it said.

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