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Xi Jinping: Armed Police Must Follow the Party’s Commands

On January 29, Xi Jinping gave a speech during an inspection tour of the armed police in Beijing. During his speech, he underscored the stability of the armed police and the importance of its absolute loyalty to the Communist Party of China. Xi stated, “The armed police forces should be united, secure and stable.” The armed police should follow the command of the leadership of the Communist Party. “Absolute loyalty to the Party is always the first and foremost political requirement for them. … [We] must ensure the absolute loyalty, absolute purity, and absolute reliability of the armed police forces.”

Source: Xinhua, January 29, 2013