China Defence News Network publicised (January 1, 2020) that   of national defense and the army will have been basically realised by 2020 and major progress will be made in informationization. Emphasising that the PLA must do a "good job in training and preparing for war" and that  "the vitality of the People's Army lies in its combat effectiveness", it said it is necessary to "strengthen the thinking of combat teams, implement combat effectiveness standards, focus on actual combat military training, concentrate on researching war" etc. It declared "In the new year and new journey, we must grasp the leadership of our military party and party building. Party leadership and party building are the key to the development of our army. Adhere to the party's political construction as the command, strengthen theoretical arms, deepen political training, adhere to and improve the party's absolute leadership system over the people's army, ensure that the army is absolutely loyal, absolutely pure, and absolutely reliable, and resolutely obey the party Central Committee, the Central Military Commission, and President Xi command". It urged the PLA to do "a good job in the "Next Article" of the Central Military Commission's grassroots construction meeting, implement the "Four Perseverance and Twist" requirements, comprehensively forge a solid grassroots level that listens to the Party and walks with the party, and a solid grassroots level that can fight and win wars. We will train the "four-has" revolutionary soldiers and forge the "four-iron" strong troops". In conclusion, it said "the entire army should be more closely united around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping's thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, implement Xi Jinping's thought of strengthening the army, implement the military strategic principles of the new era, and strengthen the "four consciousness" To strengthen the "four self-confidences" and achieve "two safeguards", implement the chairmanship of the Military Commission, adhere to the political establishment of the army, reform to strengthen the army, strengthen science and technology, strengthen the army with talents, and administer the army in accordance with the law. The party's goal of strengthening the army in the new era and unremittingly strive to build the people's army into a world-class army".

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