Chinese President calls for deepened military-civilian integration
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, speaks when attending a plenary meeting of the delegation of People's Liberation Army and armed police at the ongoing session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua/Li Gang]
Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed practical efforts to further deepen military-civilian integration to provide impetus and support for realizing the Chinese dream and the goal to build a strong military.
Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when attending a plenary meeting of the People's Liberation Army and armed police at the ongoing session of the 13th National People's Congress.
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Xi Jinping stressed that implementing the strategy of military-civilian integration is a prerequisite for building integrated national strategies and strategic capabilities and for realizing the Party's goal of building a strong military in the new era.
He called for efforts to promote military development featuring higher quality, efficiency, and scientific and technological levels.
"Before the 'Two Sessions', the CPC Central Committee held the first plenary meeting of the 19th Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development. The meeting passed the program for integrated military and civilian development and the key work in 2018. According to the document, we will launch some innovation and demonstration pilot zones. We will launch one after another as long as it becomes mature," said Xi.
Highlighting coordinated sci-tech innovation in key areas between the military and civilian sectors, Xi Jinping asked related parties to promote integrated reasoning and implementation on key sci-tech projects and race to occupy the strategic high ground in terms of sci-tech innovation.
He said Party committees and governments at all levels should do more to support the cause of defense and military advancement, while the armed forces should render their service to economic and social development.
He also highlighted the importance of the stability of non-commissioned officers.
"The non-commissioned officers are very important. The ability of our non-commissioned officers needs to be improved. I inspected the troops and found that it's not easy to be a qualified soldier or a grassroots commander. Non-commissioned officers are fundamental backbones. The stability of Non-commissioned officers is still very important," said Xi
The President said China has achieved a revolutionary restructuring of the military organization and services amid deepened reform on national defense and the armed forces since the 18th CPC National Congress in late 2012.
Xi Jinping said efforts should be made to speed up the establishment of a modern military policy system.
He ordered the military to firmly support the Party and the country's institutional reform and ensure reform tasks concerning both the military and civilian sectors well implemented.
He said efforts to build the system of rule of law in Chinese military should be strengthened.