Chinese President Xi Jinping told officers from the Southern Theatre Command on Thursday they must be ready to handle any military emergency. Photo: Xinhua

‘Prepare for war’, Xi Jinping tells military region that monitors South China Sea, Taiwan

  • China must ‘take all complex situations into consideration and make emergency plans accordingly’, Xi says on visit to Southern Theatre Command
  • Military region has had to bear a ‘heavy military responsibility’ in recent years, he says
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Chinese President Xi Jinping told officers from the Southern Theatre Command on Thursday they must be ready to handle any military emergency. Photo: Xinhua
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.