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Armed forces to obey CPC commands: senior military officials


08:26, March 06, 2012

BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- The armed forces will unswervingly serve the overall situation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the country to carry out military tasks well, senior officials said Monday.

"This year is of significance in the development course of the CPC and the country, and it's a critical year for military building and the preparation of military tasks," said Guo Boxiong, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC).

The armed forces will push forward comprehensive modernization process in an effort to expand and deepen the preparations for military struggle and accomplish well the tasks entrusted by the Party and the people, Guo said.

Guo made the remarks at a panel discussion of national legislators from the People's Liberation Army about the government work report delivered Monday by Premier Wen Jiabao at the annual session of China's top legislature.

CMC Vice Chairman Xu Caihou also said during the discussion that leading military officials at various levels should have a good political awareness, pay attention to overall situation and abide by disciplines so as to carry out the tasks entrusted by the Party and the people.

Premier Wen said in his report that China will enhance the armed forces' capability to accomplish a wide range of military tasks, with the Communist Party of China (CPC) having absolute leadership.

"The most important thing is to win local wars under the conditions of the information age," said Wen, referring to the armed forces' capability.


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