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China’s Hu in control of rapidly modernising military

After five years in power, President Hu Jintao has finally gained unquestioned control of China’s massive military, while transforming it into a wealthy, high-tech fighting force, analysts said. Although Hu was named Communist Party chief in 2002 and president in 2003, he did not inherit the mantle of commander-in-chief until a year later and questions had lingered over who commanded the allegiance of the country’s rapidly modernising, 2.3-million-strong People’s Liberation Army. Full Story

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