Xi urges army of­fi­cers to build strong army

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

HARBIN—Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping in­spected troops in North­east China’s Hei­longjiang prov­ince and urged of­fi­cers and soldiers sta­tioned on Heix­i­azi Is­land to work to­gether to build a strong army. Xi en­cour­aged of­fi­cers and soldiers to equip them­selves with the the­o­ries of the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) and foster a com­bat style fea­tur­ing valor and tenac­ity.

He also called for more vi­tal­ity in troops through re­form and in­no­va­tion, in ad­di­tion to strength­en­ing man­age­ment and rule of law.

Xi went to the Dongji out­post on the is­land, which lies at the con­flu­ence of Hei­long and Wusuli rivers. At a watch­tower he chat­ted with sen­tries. “The Party and CMC have al­ways cared for you.” Xi told them, “Thanks for your hard work.” In a com­mand of­fice, Xi told staff to re­gard the is­land as their home and be loyal in per­form­ing their du­ties. Soldiers’ qual­ity of life is a con­cern for the pres­i­dent, who asked if they felt cold at night and how their diet was. He also walked into soldiers’ dor­mi­to­ries to see their liv­ing con­di­tions for him­self.—CD

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