China’s armed forces have been told to choose domestic brands when procuring military vehicles, Shanghai Daily reported Tuesday. Purchase of new military cars should be arranged within a centralized system and the vehicles should be domestic brands, a circular issued Monday by the four headquarters of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army — General Staff Headquarters, General Political Department, General Logistics Department and General Armament Department — was cited as saying. The circular, aimed at promoting frugality and cutting down on waste in military and armed police forces, was issued after the approval of the Central Military Commission and its chairman, President Xi Jinping, the report said. The document said money used by the army should be strictly regulated and budgeting processes improved.
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