Chinese military urged to follow Xi's remarks

Updated: 2013-03-13 07:47

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BEIJING - The Chinese armed forces have been urged to learn from and carry out the key points conveyed in the latest speech by Xi Jinping, China's top military leader.

Xi, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, on Monday urged the armed forces to be "absolutely loyal" to the Party and bring the country's defense capacity and army building to new high.

Xi made the remarks while delivering a speech at a panel meeting of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) delegation during the ongoing annual session of the national legislature.

All military staff must comprehend and implement the key points conveyed in Xi's speech and thoroughly understand the vital role of national defense and military building in realizing the "Chinese dream," according to a statement issued Tuesday by the PLA General Political Department.

They were urged to fully seize the opportunities and meet the challenges China is facing in safeguarding national security and sustaining development, and further enhance their sense of responsibility and mission.

The statement called on military staff to follow the directions of Xi and ensure victories in any war.

It also asked forces personnel to live frugal lifestyles and reject waste so to make better use of military spending.