Chinese President Xi Jinping urged his troops not to fear death and to prepare to win wars while addressing military commanders.
He on Wednesday called on his armed forces to step up training in combat conditions and “not to fear death and hardship,” state media reported, citing the chief.
Xi previously called for military preparedness amid mounting political tensions between Beijing and other countries, particularly the United States and autonomous Taiwan, over the coronavirus pandemic, territorial disputes and human rights. .
Chinese President Xi Jinping (pictured November 25 in Beijing) urged his troops not to fear death and prepare to win wars in a speech to military commanders
Addressing the Central Military Commission in Beijing on November 25, the Chinese leader again stressed the importance and urgency of preparations for war. Xi is quoted by the state-run Xinhua News Agency as saying the key to winning wars is to strengthen training
Last month, the Communist leader told his navy troops to [your] spirits and energy to prepare for war and maintain a high level of alert ”during a tour of Chaozhou, Guangdong province.
During his visit to the marine base, Xi urged the soldiers to “accelerate the improvement. [their combat capabilities]To become an elite “multifunctional, rapid response, all-weather and regional” force.
The Chinese leader reiterated the importance and urgency of preparations for war when addressing the Central Military Commission in Beijing on November 25.
Addressing a room full of military commanders, Xi is quoted by the state-run Xinhua News Agency as saying the key to winning wars is to strengthen training.
The Chinese leader stressed the importance and urgency of preparations for war while addressing the Central Military Commission in Beijing on November 25. President Xi Jinping is pictured rewarding military officers for their achievement at Wednesday’s meeting.
Xi called on the forces to maintain the fighting spirit “not to fear hardship or death,” adding that the country’s military development and situation has entered “a new era.” CCTV screenshot shows group of soldiers awarded by President Xi and officials
“Military training is the regular and central task of the army. It is the fundamental means of generating and improving combat effectiveness. It is the most direct preparation for military battles, ”said Xinhua, quoting the chief.
Xi also called on the forces to maintain the fighting spirit “not to fear hardship or death,” adding that the country’s military development and situation has entered “a new era.”
He insisted that the party’s goal was to transform the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into a world-class fighting force.
The news comes as China’s propaganda machine brags about its military capabilities while sending warnings to other countries amid degrading relations with the United States and Taiwan.
Earlier this month, China’s state broadcaster broadcast footage of the country’s soldiers launching multiple missiles to bring down enemy targets during a live fire exercise.
In a clip released by Beijing in September, nuclear-capable bombers are seen simulating an attack on what appears to be US Andersen Air Force Base on the peaceful island of Guam.
China has shown more military strength since tensions escalated between China and the United States over Taiwan.
Washington has approved two arms and defense systems sales worth around $ 4.2 billion (£ 3.25 billion) to the democratically ruled island – moves that have infuriated Beijing.
In response, China’s Foreign Ministry pledged retaliation against the United States and announced sanctions against American companies involved in arms deals, including Boeing and Lockheed Martin.