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China's army required to purchase domestic brand cars

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China's armed forces have been told to choose domestic brand cars when procuring military vehicles, according to a new circular.

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Purchase of new military cars should be arranged within a centralized system and vehicles should be selected from domestic brands, said the document issued by the four headquarters of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) - General Staff Headquarters, General Political Department, General Logistics Department and General Armament Department, reports China Daily.

The document, aimed to promote frugality and oppose waste among military and armed police forces, was issued after approval of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and CMC Chairman Xi Jinping. The document said money used by the army should be strictly regulated and the budgeting process should be improved.

Incomes and expenses should be managed by a centralized system and reforms are needed in accounting and asset management processes. The document urged strengthened supervision over spending and trimmed administrative costs. Spending on domestic and overseas business trips should also be strictly controlled, it said.

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