China News recently reported that the General Staff Headquarters of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) declared that the Chinese military is ready for war. The Army has planned over forty exercises this year across different regions as well as different branches of the military. Representatives from the General Staff Headquarters suggested that the military is focusing on strengthening its capabilities of guarding China’s core national security interests; the army is now on high alert with a high readiness for war. The key focus of the planned exercises is the joint combat capabilities among the army, the navy, the air force, as well as the China’s missile and nuclear forces. The anti-missile troops and the military police forces are also part of the grand exercise plan to be ready for war.
Source: China News, February 26, 2013