Members of the People’s Liberation Army band attend the opening session of the Communist Party congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: AFP
Members of the People’s Liberation Army band attend the opening session of the Communist Party congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: AFP

China’s top military brass vow to be on high alert and ready for war amid mounting tension with US

  • On sidelines of party congress, defence minister stresses importance of military adhering to President Xi Jinping’s directives
  • People’s Liberation Army ‘must focus on the future battlefield’ and boost transformation and innovation, says delegate

Members of the People’s Liberation Army band attend the opening session of the Communist Party congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: AFP
Members of the People’s Liberation Army band attend the opening session of the Communist Party congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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