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PLA orders discussion of combat readiness

Xinhua

  • 2014-03-19
  • 16:58 (GMT+8)
PLA delegates to the National People's COngress leave the Great Hall of the People in Beijing after the closing of the second meeting of the 12th NPC, March 13. (Photo/Xinhua)PLA delegates to the National People’s Congress leave the Great Hall of the People in Beijing after the closing of the second meeting of the 12th NPC, March 13. (Photo/Xinhua)

The People’s Liberation Army’s General Political Department has ordered the army and armed police across the nation to discuss combat readiness and effectiveness, the army’s media outlet PLA Daily reported on Tuesday.

The PLA Daily said the across-the-board discussions are aimed at instilling the concept of combat readiness, adding that the discussion will be the army’s prime political task this year.

The PLA General Political Department has required military officers to learn about modern military technology and IT systems and to analyze what it takes to win a modern war.

The discussions will entail weeding out military practices that run counter to the “combat-readiness standard” and studying the Communist Party of China Central Military Commission chairman Xi Jinping’s remarks on national defense and army building, according to the PLA Daily.

Xi, who leads the country’s reform on national defense and the armed forces, said that military reform should be guided by the objective of building a strong army at a key military reform meeting on Saturday.

With “being able to win battles” as the focus, Xi said at the meeting, the reform should target key problems in strengthening combat preparedness and weak links in honing combat effectiveness.

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