A military leader has asked the army to firmly obey the command of President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks while inspecting the army serving in Tibet and Qinghai this week.
The army and the armed police should resolutely implement the strategies made by the CPC Central Committee and Xi, also the CMC Chairman, and uphold the correct decisions to investigate Zhou Yongkang and punish Xu Caihou, Fan said.
The CPC announced last month an investigation into Zhou, a former Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, for suspected "serious disciplinary violations." Xu, former vice chairman of the CMC, was expelled from the CPC for suspected bribery in the end of June.
Fan urged all military officials to unswervingly oppose and seriously punish corruption.
He also told the army to strengthen combat training with the goal of "winning the battles" and enhance the abilities of fulfilling tasks assigned by the Party and the people.