The Central Military Commission
The CCP's Central Military Commission is the supreme leading organ of the armed forces under the leadership of Chinese Communist Party. The commission is comprised of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and the commission members. The chairman of the CCP's Central Military Commission is appointed by the Central Committee of the CCP. It directs and commands the arm forces of the whole country.

The State Central Military Commission is a state organ to lead the armed forces of the People's Republic of China. It includes a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and members. The State Central Military Commission is elected by the National People's Congress. The selection of other members is decided by the NPC and its Standing Committee. The State Central Military Commission is responsible to the NPC and its Standing Committee and follows the system of Chairman responsibility. The Chairman is responsible to the NPC and has the right to make final decisions within its functions and powers.

The term for the State Central Military Commission is five years, but there is no limitation to the number of terms.

China's armed forces include the People's Liberation Army (PLA), People's Police Force, and Civilian Force. The PLA is the reserved armed forces of the country; the People's Police Force is responsible for keeping security of the country and order of the society; the Civilian Force is the civilian armed forces.

The Chairman of CPC's Central Military Commission is Xi Jinping.