China Calls for ‘Absolute Obedience’ from Military

From Reuters:

China, wary of growing unrest and facing “multiple security threats”, called for unity in its armed forces on Sunday and absolute obedience to the Communist Party.

The call came at a Central Military Commission meeting presided over by President and commission chairman Hu Jintao just weeks after the Communist-ruled country warned of the risk of separatist groups at home.

It also comes in a year of sensitive anniversaries, including the 20th of the brutal June 4, 1989, crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing and the 50th of the Dalai Lama’s flight into exile after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule of Tibet.

February 2, 2009 3:47 AM
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