Chinese military issues circular on civilian personnel recruitment interview

Li Jiayao

BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese military has issued a circular on the interview of recruiting civilian personnel to ensure the success of the work.

The recruitment of civilian personnel is the first of its kind since deeper reform was introduced to the national defense and armed forces in late 2015.

The circular stressed the standard practices for organizing the interviews so as to guarantee efficiency, fairness and quality of talent to be recruited.

The interviews will focus on the comprehensive quality and professional abilities of the candidates, according to an official in charge of soldiers and civilian personnel affairs with the political department of the Central Military Commission.

A total of 18,692 candidates passed the written exam held in August, of whom, 53 percent were college graduates and 31 percent held a master's degree or above.

A list of the names and exam results of the candidates was made public on Military Talent Net, the official website of the military for recruitment, on Oct. 12.

In the military, civilian personnel refers to those who work in management or professional technical posts but are not in active service, according to a revised regulation of civilian personnel released in November 2017.

They perform the duties of civilian positions in peace time, but work in active service when necessary.

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