President Xi Jinping says the entire military must “focus on combat ability as the fundamental and only criterion”. Photo: AP
President Xi Jinping says the entire military must “focus on combat ability as the fundamental and only criterion”. Photo: AP

Xi Jinping urges China’s military to be ready for war in uncertain and unstable times

  • The PLA must be prepared to ‘resolutely defend national sovereignty, security, and development interests’
  • President makes call during trip to headquarters of the armed forces’ operational command centre

President Xi Jinping says the entire military must “focus on combat ability as the fundamental and only criterion”. Photo: AP
President Xi Jinping says the entire military must “focus on combat ability as the fundamental and only criterion”. Photo: AP
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