China’s People Liberation Army Aims to Become the World’s Most Powerful Military Force


July 30th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– – – translated by Samer Hussein –


China celebrates the 90th anniversary of foundation of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the world’s largest army.

During a grand military parade, held in scope of the celebration, the Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed the need to build a “world-class army, capable of defeating all invading enemies.”

The Chinese president who was endorsed as the core of the CPC Central Committee in 2016 called for a stronger army, while also urging the PLA leadership stay loyal to the Party, boost combat capability and continue to serve the people.

The parade was held at the Zhurihe military training base in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, located in the north of the country.

Some 12,000 troops and about 700 aircrafts took place in the festivities, in addition to the hundreds of pieces of military equipment that were put on display . 

“The world is not all at peace, and peace must be safeguarded”, said Jinping as he wore a camouflage uniform.

“Today, the Chinese nation is closer than ever in history of reaching its true greatness, and for that a much stronger army is needed” , he added.

Back in March, China announced that it will increase its defense budget this year by about 7%.

China has been involved in a process of modernization and reconstruction of its army for several decades now, seeking to match its military capabilities with its economic strength in order to strengthen its geostrategic position and maintain sovereignty.

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