A People’s Liberation Army soldier stands guard during the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Photo: APA People’s Liberation Army soldier stands guard during the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Photo: AP
A People’s Liberation Army soldier stands guard during the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Photo: AP

Xi Jinping tells Chinese army to step up combat readiness as budget rise is blamed on security threats

  • Military must boost its ability to perform military missions, China’s president says, after praising its Covid-19 efforts
  • Defence ministry spokesman says China’s campaign against separatism is ‘getting grimmer’
Topic |   Two Sessions 2020 (Lianghui)
A People’s Liberation Army soldier stands guard during the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Photo: APA People’s Liberation Army soldier stands guard during the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Photo: AP
A People’s Liberation Army soldier stands guard during the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Photo: AP
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