Prepare for War, Xi Jinping Tells Elite Chinese Troops – Newsweek

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on his country’s elite fighting troops to focus on “preparing for war” during an inspection of the People’s Liberation Army Marine Corps on Tuesday.

Xi, who had ordered the restructuring of the marines as part of a national defense and armed forces reshuffle in 2017, recognised the troops as the “elite force for amphibious operations,” according to Newsweek’s translation of footage from Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.

The Chinese leader spoke to high-ranking navy officials during a visit to the coastal city of Chaozhou, in south China’s Guangdong Province, as part of his plans to deliver a commemorative speech marking the 40th anniversary of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on the border with Hong Kong on Wednesday.

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