In Asia: Xi Jinping orders the army to prepare for military action

BEIJING ($1=7.09 Chinese Yuans) — China’s People’s Liberation Army [PLA] should focus on preparing to take part in actual military operations, Chinese President and Central Military Commission chief Xi Jinping has said.

Beijing doesn't rule out a military scenario for Taiwan's accession to China
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According to China Central Television, he sent such an instruction to participants in a seminar on national defense and military reform held in Beijing, Chinese national print and electronic media reported. The event was attended by members of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CCP.

The leader of the People’s Republic of China also stated the need to strictly follow the plan to implement the set goals of the reform. In 2015, Chinese authorities announced plans to reform the armed forces to make them more effective.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is trying to create an ultra-modern army that can, if necessary, repel any enemy, according to him, the most important requirement for the army is its fighting ability and ability to win.

After the beginning of the reforms in the PLA, the Strategic Missile Forces were created, which together with the land, air, naval forces, and the People’s Armed Police of the People’s Republic of China currently constitute the Chinese armed forces.

First alert came in August

As we reported in August this year, the People’s Republic of China has no intention of giving up its plans to annex Taiwan. This is stated in the statement of the Chinese Cabinet’s Taiwan Affairs Office. “Beijing will work with the utmost sincerity and make maximum efforts to achieve peaceful reunification, but we will not give up the use of force and reserve the option to take any necessary measures,” the statement said.

China has undertaken naval exercises in August. Beijing has increased these exercises, but it remains unclear how long they will continue. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan provoked these exercises.

The exercises blocked the Taiwan Strait, aviation, and shipping in the area. Hundreds of missiles were fired from China in the direction of Taiwan. China has repeatedly invaded Taiwan’s waters and airspace. Meanwhile, Beijing has suspended dialogue with the US on issues from maritime security to climate change.


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