Xi demands high-level research institutions for strong military

2018-05-17 00:46:48 GMT2018-05-17 08:46:48(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping Wednesdaystressed accelerating the development of modern military science,and building high-level military research institutions to supportthe building of a strong military in the new era.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission,made the remarks during an inspection of the People's LiberationArmy Academy of Military Science.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, makes remarks during an inspection of the People's Liberation Army Academy of Military Science on May 16, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Gang) Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, makes remarks during an inspection of the People's Liberation Army Academy of Military Science on May 16, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Gang)
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, shakes hands with delegates of the 8th CPC Congress of the People's Liberation Army Academy of Military Science during an inspection of the academy on May 16, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Gang) Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, shakes hands with delegates of the 8th CPC Congress of the People's Liberation Army Academy of Military Science during an inspection of the academy on May 16, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Noting that military science was an important force in guidingmilitary practices and spearheading transformations, Xi saidresearch should be combat-oriented, meet the needs of the armedforces and be forward-thinking.

He also called for better integration of military theories andtechnologies, research and practices, as well as military andcivilian uses.

"We must continue to enhance the political loyalty of the armedforces, strengthen them through reform and technology, and run themin accordance with law," Xi said.

Visiting the academy's medical research institute, Xi said hewas impressed by their achievements.

When calling on several leading military scientists at theacademy, Xi encouraged them to make greater contribution to thebuilding of a strong army. He instructed authorities to respect andtake good care of experts and develop a team of high-level militaryresearchers.

After hearing a work report by the academy, Xi made an importantspeech, in which he said more importance should be attached toinnovations, calling for innovations in military research, defensetechnology and the organization model of military research.

"Researchers should work on an advanced theoretical frameworkfor warfare, which fits the unique conditions of the Chinese armedforces and conforms to the rules of modern warfare, in a bid tobring the Marxist military theories in contemporary China to a newstage," he said.

Xi called for accelerated implementation of the strategy ofstrengthening the armed forces through science and technology,consolidating and strengthening of the advantages in relevantfields, and greater innovation efforts in emerging fields.

He said independent innovation was a strategic base point,calling for breakthroughs in core technologies as early aspossible.

Scientific and technological innovations should focus on theneed of the war and help enhance the military's combat capability,Xi said.

He also called for reforms to the policies and systems ofmilitary science and technology, an open mind and strengthenedinternational exchanges and cooperation in military research.

"The absolute leadership of the CPC over the armed forces shouldbe unwaveringly upheld," Xi said, noting that "the CPC leadershipshould be observed throughout the whole process and all aspects ofmilitary research work." Enditem

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