Xi Jinping tells Chinese army to step up combat readiness as budget rise is blamed on security threats
Xi told Chinese military officers on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress (NPC),
“It is necessary to explore ways of training and preparing for war because epidemic control efforts have been normalised,” Xi was quoted by state news agency Xinhua.
“It is necessary to step up preparations for armed combat, to flexibly carry out actual combat military training, and to improve our military’s ability to perform military missions.”
“We have to make economic calculations but above that we have to make security calculations when we consider military spending,” Wu said when asked about this year’s defence budget.
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