Xi stresses implementing guiding principles of key Party congress in armed forces
BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday instructed the armed forces to study, publish and implement the guiding principles of the 20th National Congress of the CPC, and strive to achieve the goal set for the centenary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks at a meeting of top military cadres.
Zhang Youxia and He Weidong, both members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice presidents of the CMC, as well as Xu Qiliang, attended and spoke at the meeting.
In the five unusual and extraordinary years since the 19th CPC National Congress in 2017, the CMC has led the armed forces to achieve major progress and achieve major transformations in national defense and the military, has Mr. Xi said.
The CMC has upheld the Party’s absolute leadership of the people’s armed forces, maintained and expanded the rapid and favorable development of the cause of building a strong army, and taken military modernization and combat capability to a new level. he declared.
The success of the just-concluded 20th CPC National Congress is of great significance to the country’s will to build a modern socialist country in all respects and push forward national rejuvenation on all fronts. It is also essential to achieve the goal set for the PLA’s centenary and make the armed forces world-class forces, he said.
It will be the most important political task for the whole Party, country and armed forces to study, publicize and implement the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress, he said.
Stressing that the armed forces should concentrate their efforts on achieving their centenary goal, Xi said this will be the central task of the military in the next five years, a task that requires all strength and must be accomplished as planned.
Noting that the first plenary session of the 20th CPC Central Committee appointed the members of the new CMC, Xi said it was a major political arrangement reached by the CPC Central Committee based on the cause. of the Party, the country and the army.
CMC members should bear in mind the trust placed in them by the Party and the people and the expectations of officers and soldiers of the armed forces, and devote themselves to the work of the CMC, Xi added.
Demanding that this year’s work be completed as planned, Xi stressed the importance of plans for next year to ensure a smooth start of work in the armed forces.
Ahead of the meeting, Xi met with delegates, specially invited delegates and non-voting participants from the PLA and armed police forces attending the 20th CPC National Congress and had his photo taken with them. .
State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe attended the meeting. Other attendees included Li Shangfu, Liu Zhenli, Miao Hua and Zhang Shengmin, all of whom are CMC members, and Li Zuocheng. ■