Xi calls for joint battle command system that wins wars

Source:Xinhua-Global Times Published: 2016-4-21 1:02:49

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with military officials as he inspects the Central Military Commission (CMC) joint battle command center in Beijing on Wednesday. He called for the building of a command system that is more efficient and can win wars. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday inspected the Central Military Commission (CMC) joint battle command center in Beijing, calling for construction of an efficient joint battle command system that can win modern wars.

Dressed in military fatigues, Xi, who is also CMC chairman, called to implement military strategies fit for the new era and focus on studying battle and command tactics. 

Xi has pushed a series of reforms in the military since last year aimed at enhancing the leadership of the Party over the military as well as adopting a more efficient commanding system to enhance the troops' fighting ability.

The reforms include turning the previous seven area commands into five battle zone commands, with each able to command more military resources and services.

The reforms aim at establishing a three-tier "CMC - battle zone commands - troops" command system and an administration system that runs from the CMC through various services to the troops.

Xi on Wednesday also asked officers to change their mindsets in a bid to build a joint battle command system that was "absolutely loyal, resourceful in fighting, efficient in commanding and courageous and capable of winning wars."

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