PLA vows firm support for 'Chinese dream'
Updated: 2013-03-18 13:30
BEIJING - The Chinese military has pledged robust support to ensure the realization of the "Chinese dream", according to a circular from the General Political Department of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
"In order to realize the 'Chinese dream', the entire military should fully understand the significance of national defense and army building and actively shoulder the responsibility of safeguarding national sovereignty and security," noted the circular, which was issued on Sunday.
It urged the army to earnestly learn and implement the spirit of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress and a keynote speech delivered by president Xi Jinping at the closing meeting of the country's top legislature on Sunday.
"The Chinese dream, after all, is the dream of the people. We must realize it by closely depending on the people. We must incessantly bring benefits to the people," Xi said.
As for the army, the Chinese dream of a great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation means to build strong armed forces, and serve to the supreme interests of the country, according to the circular.
Leading military officials at all levels are asked to make lectures to convey the spirit of the gathering and respond to soldiers' concerns.
Army personnel should hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics and ensure the army's resolute obedience to the command of the CPC Central Committee, the Central Military Commission (CMC) and CMC Chairman Xi Jinping.