Xi urges greater military-civilian co-operation for strong army
President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for greater co-operation between the military and civilian sectors to contribute more to the dream of building stronger armed forces.
Mr Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks when visiting an exhibition featuring the fruits of innovative militarycivilian co-operation projects.
“Military-civilian co-operation, as a national strategy, is crucial to national security and the bigger picture of development,” Mr Xi said, adding that it plays into building a prosperous nation and stronger armed forces.
Recognising the achievements of military-civilian co-operation, Mr Xi said institutional reforms and innovation should continue, adding that substantial efforts should be made to promote military-civilian co-operation from both the demand and supply side and in the aspects of management, operation and policy making. Members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee including Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli also visited the exhibition.