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'Pokemon Go' lies behind China's unprecedented military overhaul

TOKYO -- The "Pokemon Go" smartphone game craze and Chinese President Xi Jinping's unprecedented reorganization of the Chinese military have a peculiar relationship that could greatly affect the world in terms of U.S.-China relations and internal politics in China.

Xi has since last year announced a series of bold measures to reorganize the Chinese military. Under the reforms, the four general headquarters of the People's Liberation Army have been disbanded and reorganized into 15 units directly controlled by the Central Military Commission. China has also reorganized its 7 military regions into five "combat zones."

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