20 April 2017

News Story: Armed forces pledge to follow Xi's order to build strong military

BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese military servicemen have unanimously voiced strong support for President Xi Jinping's instruction on a major military reshuffle.

Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), met Tuesday with commanders of 84 newly adjusted or established corps-level units and issued instructions for them.

All the units must adhere to the Party leadership and obey the CPC Central Committee and the CMC, Xi said.

Identifying the 84 units as crucial parts of a new system, Xi called on them to safeguard China's sovereignty, security and developmental interests.

All the officers and soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)pledged to obey the CPC Central Committee, the CMC and President Xi to enhance combat readiness and build an indestructible army.

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