According to the ruling Communist Party of China, the Chinese military has conducted "major operations related to border defense" and strengthened training under combat conditions in order to build a modern armed force.

The Chinese military has conducted "major operations related to border defense" and strengthened training under combat conditions in order to build a modern armed force, according to a key resolution issued by the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday.

The resolution on the CPC's "achievements and historical experiences," only the third in 100 years, also admitted that the party's leadership over the military was "obviously lacking" for a time but has "made a fundamental turn for the better."

The resolution was passed at the conclusion of a four-day closed-door meeting of the CPC's central committee last week in Beijing.

"Devoting intense focus to combat effectiveness as the sole criterion that matters most and to their fundamental purpose of being able to fight and win," the resolution said, "the people's armed forces have strengthened their strategic forces and new-domain forces with new combat capabilities, and they have improved command systems and capacity for joint operations."

Defense mobilization has been improved, and "greater unity" has been fostered between the military and the government, as well as between the military and civilians, according to the report.

The key document's strong support for the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) transformation comes amid the ongoing standoff with the Indian military along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

The document made no mention of India, but it did indicate the PLA's readiness for wars along with its land and maritime borders.

"They (the military) have conducted major operations related to border defense, protecting China's maritime rights, counter-terrorism, and stability, disaster rescue and relief, fighting Covid-19, peacekeeping and escort services, humanitarian assistance, and international military cooperation," according to the document.

"They have worked hard to address 'peacetime ills,' vigorously strengthened combat training, and built strong, well-structured, and modern border defense, coastal defense, and air defense systems," the statement continued.

China currently has land border disputes with India and Bhutan, as well as maritime disputes with several neighbors over competing claims in the South China Sea and the East China Sea with Japan.

The document stated that troop training and battle readiness have been improved across the board and that the military has accelerated efforts to modernize "...military theory, organization, personnel, and weaponry and equipment, as well as to integrate mechanization with the application of information and smart technologies within the military."

According to the resolution, the CPC under the presidency of Xi Jinping, who is also the chairperson of the Central Military Commission (CMC), has reversed the trend of the CPC losing control of China's vast armed forces.


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