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The Central Military Commission

By SCMP Graphics and SCMP China desk

The CMC is China’s top military decision-making and command body. It oversees all of China’s armed forces, decides their strategy and courses of action and manages their development, personnel, equipment, funding and assets.

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CCDI: Central Commission for Discipline Inspection

CCP: Chinese Communist Party

CMC: Central Military Commission

CPPCC: Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

CYL: Communist Youth League

NDRC: National Development and Reform Commission

NPC: National People's Congress

PLA: People's Liberation Army

PRC: People's Republic of China

PSC: Politburo Standing Committee

Associate Creative Director Marcelo Duhalde
Illustration by Marcelo Duhalde
Web development by Han Huang
Reporting by William Zheng
Edited by Daniel Kwan, Jun Mai and Samantha Kierath

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