Xinhua reported that a People’s Liberation Army senior officials military reform seminar was held for the first time from April 18 to 22, 2016, in Beijing.
According to Xinhua, “President Xi has attached great importance to the success of this seminar. He personally reviewed and approved the program, determined the trainee list, and set specific requirements for the planning and layout of the seminar.”
“Now, the curtain has lifted for the most important, most profound, most comprehensive, and most far-reaching reform in our military history. We must have a multi-level, multi-dimensional understanding of President Xi’s intention and resolve on national defense and military reform, strengthen our confidence and determination, maintain strategic focus, and unswervingly carry out the reform all the way to the end.”
Participants in the seminar held that the military must constantly strengthen political awareness, unconditionally follow the command of President Xi, build up military capacity through reform, create innovative military theories through reform, carry out the military reform according to the law, and institutionalize the reform’s achievements through laws and regulations.
Source: Xinhua, April 25, 2016