On May 29, 2016, the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Communist Party issued a directive requiring military personnel to study CMC Chairman Xi Jinping’s remarks on military reform.
“To help officers and soldiers study and implement the important remarks that President Xi made about deepening defense and military reform,” the CMC published a compilation of selected remarks of Xi Jinping made between November 2012 and November 2015, and distributed it to military personnel.
The CMC directive stated that the compilation “epitomizes President Xi’s important strategic thoughts on military reform,” ”further brings together the strengths of will that support the reform, and provides a strong ideological guarantee and strong spiritual motivation for the reform and military build-up.”
The directive requires military personnel to take the study of the compilation as an important political task, “and to be truly firm and confident, form a collective will, think and act in unison, and proactively embrace, support and join the reform.”
Source: Xinhua, May 29, 3016