China will focus on preparing for WAR, Xi Jinping declares: President says nation’s ‘security is increasingly unstable and uncertain’
China will focus on preparing for war as the country’s security is ‘increasingly unstable and uncertain’, President Xi Jingping has declared.
Beijing will now comprehensively strengthen its military training and preparation for any war, Xi said today according to state broadcaster CCTV.
China’s security has been increasingly unstable and uncertain, Xi was quoted as saying.
His warning comes as Xi last month called for faster military development, ‘self-reliance and strength’ in technology and defence of China’s interests abroad, raising the likelihood of further conflict.
Xi’s announcement that China will focus on preparing for a war will raise fears that the nation may invade the self-governing island of Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own.
China, which has the second-largest economy and military in the world, has repeatedly threatened to annex Taiwan by force if necessary.
China will comprehensively strengthen its military training and preparation for any war, state broadcaster CCTV quoted China’s President Xi Jinping as saying on Tuesday
Last month, China’s Communist Party added a line to its constitution on ‘resolutely opposing and deterring’ Taiwan’s independence and ‘resolutely implementing the policy of “one country, two systems”,’ the formula by which is plans to govern the island in the future.
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