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Xi Jinping Calls on Military to Resolutely Obey the Party’s Commands

Xi Jinping, China’s President, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party, met with delegates of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) who were attending a seminar in Beijing on Party development. During the meeting, Xi called on the military to uphold the leadership of the Communist Party and advocated strengthening Party development in the military. 

“The most fundamental reason that our military has been able to overcome all kinds of hardships and has moved from victory to victory is that the military steadfastly obeys and follows the Party. This is the soul and lifeblood of our military which we should never change or lose. The primary task of the Party’s development in the military is to ensure the CPC’s absolute leadership which is also the fundamental requirement of Party development in the military. … [Our military] must unswervingly adhere to the fundamental principle and system of the Party’s absolute leadership over the military to ensure that at any time under any circumstances the military resolutely obeys the commands of the Party Central Committee and the Central Military Committee.” 
Source:, November 7, 2013