EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader
Find Us
ADVERTISEMENT

China's Xi calls for new progress in military equipment, weapons

China's Xi calls for new progress in military equipment, weapons
China's Xi calls for new progress in military equipment, weapons Copyright Thomson Reuters 2021
Copyright Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters
Published on Updated
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

BEIJING - China's President Xi Jinping called for efforts to "break new ground" in military equipment and weapons development for the People's Liberation Army, China's armed forces, according to a report from the official Xinhua media on Tuesday.

Xi, who is also chair of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), made the comments at a conference in Beijing, according to the report.

China's strategic capabilities had been enhanced by "leapfrog development" in military equipment and weapons, said Xi.

Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of the CMC, also said that China should pursue self-reliance in technology and make an "all-out" push to accelerate modernisation and build a "world-class" army, according to the report.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Greek MEP Dhionisios Alfred Beleris to remain behind bars in Albania

WATCH: Helsinki protest draws thousands for environmental justice

Slovakia's defence official claims ex-government broke the law by donating MiGs to Ukraine