Xi Jinping, the China’s President has recently claimed a new military title, in his newest move to employ the greater control over armed forces.
President Xi is now the commander in chief of military’s Joint Operations Command Centre.
The state media presented him visiting the centre wearing the camouflage fatigues.
In the recent years, the China’s foreign policy has become increasingly assertive, specifically on its claims to dubious territories in South China Sea.
Mr. Xi is already the chair of Central Military Commission & the General Secretary of Communist Party.
The Correspondents say that, given President Xi’s alliance of power in China, some as a propaganda message that he is now in absolute control will interpret the move.
As Shakespeare once inscribed, what’s in a name?
We probably should not make too much of new commander in chief title. The fact that it’s been bestowed on Mr. Xi by country’s state-run media positively does suggest some kind of official endorsement.
However, he’s already in the military command and to majority Chinese ears the phrase is doubtful to conjure up the same significances as it does in the English translation, with its palpable link to seat of the US military power.
President Xi, we are told that commander in chief of new Joint Operations Command. It sits at heart of his vision of a novel, trimmer, and more technically sophisticated Chinese military.
The title highlights that China is modernizing its armed forces rapidly, and Mr. Xi is at the centre of that change.
On Wednesday, during Xi’s visit to centre that was widely publicized in the state media, he said that the armed forces should be “absolutely loyal” & “capable of winning the wars”.
Experts say that his appearance in the military fatigues may also be a exhibition of the strength aimed at the China’s rivals.
China & numerous of its neighbors are sealed in territorial dispute over South China Sea that is claimed by Beijing in its entirety.