August 27, 2013 defense-aerospace.com
(Source: Xinhua; published Aug. 26, 2013)
PLA Stresses Goal of Stronger Military
BEIJING --- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China on Sunday called for better implementation of the country's ambition for a strong military, according to a circular from the PLA's General Political Department.
The circular, which was approved by Central Military Commission (CMC) President Xi Jinping, urged enhanced construction of the political environment within the military via mobilizing officers and soldiers' enthusiasm for building a strong military.
China's ambition for a strong military works as a guideline for the country's defense and military modernization, the circular said, adding that troops should strictly follow the leadership of the Communist Party of China during the process.
The circular further noted that the PLA should continue to increase combat capacities as the fundamental and only standard, and focus the attention of personnel on combat abilities and readiness.
It also asked military officers and soldiers at all levels to strengthen research on major theoretical and practical problems and carefully fix new situations and problems in military political construction.