The country’s military must “take any risk” and meet any challenge that is necessary, according to an article in the official newspaper of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
The official newspaper of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army published an article this week advocating that the country’s military should “resolutely do what the party asks them to do,” the South China Morning Post reported on Friday.
The publication, dedicated to the ideas of President Xi Jinping, underlines that the Central Military Commission, the highest authority of the Chinese Army, led by the president, has the highest command responsibility and their orders must always be followed.
Furthermore, the article urges the country’s military to “take any risk” and meet any challenge that is necessary. Soldiers must “resolutely do what the party asks them to do and resolutely refuse to do what the party does not allow,” he says.
“The absolute leadership of the party over the Army is an unbreakable system […] which plays an irreplaceable and important role in ensuring long-term party governance and political stability.”
On Wednesday, Xi Jinping encouraged the Chinese military to focus on preparing for combat actions.
“You have to generalize and scrupulously apply the successful experience of reforms, understand the new situation and task requirements, focus on preparing for wars, have the courage to explore and impose innovations,” the Xinhua agency collects the president’s statements at a conference dedicated to national defense and military reforms.