Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured inspecting PLA troops in 2017, has signed off on new regulations to improve the testing and assessment of military equipment, state media reports. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured inspecting PLA troops in 2017, has signed off on new regulations to improve the testing and assessment of military equipment, state media reports. Photo: Xinhua

China’s military ‘gets final say on weapons’ with new combat-readiness rules

  • Orders directed at Chinese armament firms designed to improve the testing and assessment of equipment in the drive for upgraded forces: experts
  • New regulations come as Xi demands the military be ‘capable of fighting and winning wars’ and as the PLA faces immense challenges in the region

Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured inspecting PLA troops in 2017, has signed off on new regulations to improve the testing and assessment of military equipment, state media reports. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured inspecting PLA troops in 2017, has signed off on new regulations to improve the testing and assessment of military equipment, state media reports. Photo: Xinhua
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