Chinese President calls for elevation of armed forces to world-class standards

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for “more quickly elevating the armed forces to world-class standards” as he emphasised on improving China’s “integrated strategic capabilities” to fulfill China’s goal of national rejuvenation.

Xi, who was elected as China’s President for an unprecedented third term and also the head of the national Central Military Commission on Friday, told this to the delegation of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the paramilitary unit People’s Armed Police at a meeting during the ongoing 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing.  According to Chinese state media reports about this Wednesday's meeting, Xi said China needs to improve its use of defence resources such as technology, supply chain, and national reserves "to strengthen its army and win wars".

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