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Wen Jiabao: China Needs to Enhance Military Power

In his Annual Report on the Government, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao observed that the Chinese military needs overall improvements, centered on the primary goals of the Party and the government. He mentioned some major achievements over the past year, such as the National Day parade and the “stability maintenance” missions in key areas. For the new year, Wen emphasized the core capability of winning a regional war under high-tech conditions, as well as the military’s ideological and political development. He also discussed the need to enhance the capability of the military police to handle emergency events and “maintain social stability.”

Source: Xinhua, March 5, 2010