Liu is a special kind of officer. He's a political officer, a job invented by the Russians during the Soviet period. The political officer is assigned to units from company size on up, and is second in command of the unit. The political officer is responsible for the political loyalty of all the officers and troops in the unit.
When even the commissars are saying the system is broken, is the CCP pragmatic enough to listen? If so, they'll be the first ones. Ever. RTWT. (Ace)