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Xi Warns Military ‘be Ready for Worst-Case Scenarios’ – Xinhua

Chinese president tells security chiefs on Tuesday that the “complexity and severity of national security problems faced by our country have increased dramatically”

President Xi has warned top national security chiefs to be ready for worst-case scenarios, a report by Xinhua said on Wednesday.
A large image of Xi is seen on a screen at the opening of China's National People's Congress in Beijing on March 5, 2023 (Reuters).


Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also chairman of the country’s Central Military Commission, gave an “important speech” on Tuesday in which he warned top security chiefs that “the complexity and severity of national security problems faced by our country have increased dramatically,” according to a report by Xinhua.

“We must be prepared for worst-case and extreme scenarios, and be ready to withstand the major test of high winds, choppy waters, and even dangerous storms,” he was quoted as saying in the report, adding that “more efforts must be made to modernize our national security system and capacity, and get prepared for actual combat and dealing with practical problems.”

Read the full report: Xinhua.




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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years.


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