Sentinel Project: Central Military Commission

The Central Military Commission (CMC) is a parallel organization that exists both within the Chinese Communist Party and the state apparatuses of the People’s Republic of China. The People’s Liberation Army, People’s Armed Police, and the National Militia technically fall under the command of the State CMC. However, the real authority over these organizations resides with the Chinese Communist Party's CMC. The difference between these two CMCs is largely technical, as both commissions are identical in membership. 

The duties of the CMCs include the organization of troop deployments, arms spending, and weapons development. They also oversee all senior appointments to theater commands.

Last updated on Friday, July 3, 2020.