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BAODING, Hebei, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) — President Xi JinpingWednesday instructed the armed forces to strengthen real combattraining and improve its war-winning capability.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission(CMC), made the remarks while issuing an order at a mobilizationmeeting held by the commission.

It was the first time for the commission to hold a mobilizationmeeting for the whole armed forces.

Xi urged the armed forces to implement the spirit of the 19thCPC National Congress and the CPC’s thought on building a strongarmy in the new era.

At 10:00 a.m., Xi ascended to the review stand in militaryuniform at the main venue where more than 7,000 armed officers andsoldiers, as well as nearly 300 sets of armaments, formed up inline at a range of the Central Theater Command.

Elsewhere, over 4,000 branch venues were designated to listen toXi’s instruction.

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In Xi’s order, he urged the army at all levels to enhancemilitary training oriented at combat readiness and put militarytraining at a strategic position and as the central work witheffective results.

Leading officers should take the lead and play an exemplaryrole, Xi said, calling for real combat training and joint combattraining according to rules in strict governance.

The armed forces should conduct training in fine work style,innovate method and improve support to training, tighten upsupervision, and hold events of mass training for the soldiers,said Xi.

Xi called on the armed forces to enhance targeted andadversarial training, improve military real combat ability, andfirmly grasp the capability to win battles.

Commanders and personnel should firmly implement the decisionsand instructions by the CPC Central Committee and the CMC with afighting spirit of fearing neither hardship nor death, Xi said.

They should also train hard in a scientific way, be brave toovercome difficulties and surpass opponents, and create an eliteand powerful force that is always ready for the fight, capable ofcombat and sure to win in order to fulfill the tasks bestowed bythe Party and the people in the new era, he added.

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