China Rolls Out New Wartime Recruitment Rules Amid Rising Geopolitical Tensions with Taiwan


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China has released a new set of revised rules for military recruitment in wartime, including giving priority to the veterans, drafting high-calibre soldiers and optimising conscription procedures, which an analyst described as combat readiness for a war over Taiwan. A set of revised rules regarding military recruitment has been released by the State Council and the Central Military Commission (CMC) – the high command of the Chinese military headed by President Xi Jinping – aiming to provide institutional guarantees for consolidating national defence and building strong armed forces, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. The new regulation, with 74...