BEIJING, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- China will more closely manage its military and increase online limitations, a meeting of its Communist Party indicated Tuesday.
The proposed measures, undertaken at a meeting in Beijing to discuss "governing the country under the rule of law," are part of a wide-ranging revision of the country's legal system to rid it of corruption, and to reinforce the power of the party at a time of increasing dissatisfaction with China's massive bureaucracy.
The changes, outlined in a report released Tuesday but lacking in specifics, called for measures to improve security and "social management" on the Internet, an encompassing anti-terrorism law and the "speedy" codification of anti-corruption laws. The report also recommended stricter supervision of the military and reform of its military discipline regulations, including the establishment of legal advisers through the military, to combat corruption.
The report came as it was announced the high-ranking former Gen. Xu Caihou was under investigation on bribery and graft charges. Tightening online control and combatting corruption are among the policies of Chinese president Xi Jinping, who is seeking to reinforce the power of the Communist Party in China.