Be prepared to respond to ‘complex and difficult’ situations: President Xi tells Chinese military

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the country’s military that it must be prepared to respond to a variety of “complex and difficult” situations at any time, and to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty. Xi, 67, who heads the ruling Communist Party and the military made the remarks at a panel discussion attended by representatives of the armed forces during the annual Parliament session in Beijing on Tuesday. “The current security situation of our country is largely unstable and uncertain,” Xi said. “The entire military must coordinate the relationship between capacity building and combat readiness, be prepared to respond to a variety of complex and difficult situations at any time, resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and provide strong support for the comprehensive construction of a modern socialist state,” he said. Xi spoke to the military delegates of the National People’s Congress, (NPC) which is due to end its six-day annual session on Thursday. There are 288 national legislators from the armed forces, the largest group of lawmakers in the NPC which has over 2,000 members. The Parliament session is taking place in the backdrop of China’s decision to pullback its troops from the contentious area of Pangong Lake area in eastern Ladakh region in a synchronised withdrawal of soldiers by the Indian Army. India has told China that the disengagement of troops at all friction points is necessary to bring peace and tranquillity on the border and for the development of bilateral relations. Xi also spoke of uncertain times, amid the growing tensions with the US as President Joe Biden continues to pursue the hardline policy of his predecessor Donald Trump towards China.

Be prepared to respond to ‘complex and difficult’ situations: President Xi tells Chinese military
Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the country’s military that it must be prepared to respond to a variety of “complex and difficult” situations at any time, and to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty. Xi, 67, who heads the ruling Communist Party and the military made the remarks at a panel discussion attended by representatives of the armed forces during the annual Parliament session in Beijing on Tuesday. “The current security situation of our country is largely unstable and uncertain,” Xi said. “The entire military must coordinate the relationship between capacity building and combat readiness, be prepared to respond to a variety of complex and difficult situations at any time, resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and provide strong support for the comprehensive construction of a modern socialist state,” he said. Xi spoke to the military delegates of the National People’s Congress, (NPC) which is due to end its six-day annual session on Thursday. There are 288 national legislators from the armed forces, the largest group of lawmakers in the NPC which has over 2,000 members. The Parliament session is taking place in the backdrop of China’s decision to pullback its troops from the contentious area of Pangong Lake area in eastern Ladakh region in a synchronised withdrawal of soldiers by the Indian Army. India has told China that the disengagement of troops at all friction points is necessary to bring peace and tranquillity on the border and for the development of bilateral relations. Xi also spoke of uncertain times, amid the growing tensions with the US as President Joe Biden continues to pursue the hardline policy of his predecessor Donald Trump towards China.