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Chinese Prez asks army to transform into ‘mighty, modernized’ force

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang attend the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, July 1, 2016.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang attend the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Beijing: In a bid to strengthen the might of People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the ground force of the army to transform and build itself into a mighty, modernized and new-style military force.

Xi made the remarks yesterday during an inspection of the army’s headquarters ahead of the 89th anniversary of the founding of the PLA on August 1, reports Xinhua.

Xi, also the general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), urged the PLA army general command to ensure reform to strengthen the armed forces.

He stressed that developing a strong army is crucial for building a world-leading military as well as Beijing’s long-term stability. (ANI)

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