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Hu Jintao Urges Naval Preparedness

On December 6, 2011, Hu Jintao met with senior naval officials in Beijing. At the meeting, Hu stressed the “need to accelerate the transformation of naval buildup, to expand and deepen the preparedness for military struggles, to push forward with modernization of the Navy, and to make new and greater contributions to national security and world peace.”

On December 5, 2011, a separate meeting was held in in Beijing dealing with Chinese military equipment, with the main task being “to fully develop military equipment during the Twelfth Five-Year-Plan Period, to unify thinking, clarify requirements, and advance the scientific development of weaponry and equipment to a new starting point.

Source: Xinhua, December 6, 2011