National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (NCCCP)
#GS-02 International Relations
- National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (NCCCP) is a party congress that is held every five years and is the highest decision-making body within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
- The Congress is the public venue for top-level leadership changes in the CCP and the formal event for changing the Party’s Constitution.
- The Congress formally approves the membership of the Central Committee, a body composed of the top decision-makers in the party, state, and society.
- Since 1987 the National Congress has been held in the months of October or November.
- The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the principal military force of the People’s Republic of China and the armed wing of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
- The PLA consists of five service branches: the Ground Force, Navy, Air Force, Rocket Force, and Strategic Support Force.
- It is under the leadership of the Central Military Commission (CMC) with its chairman as commander-in-chief.
- The PLA is the world’s largest military force (not including paramilitary or reserve forces) and constitutes the second largest defense budget in the world.
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