New president Xi tells China military to improve battle ability



Newly-elected Chinese President Xi Jinping (front) delivers his maiden speech at the closing session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 17, 2013. AFP

BEIJING — China’s new president Xi Jinping told the country’s military to improve its ability to “win battles” in his first speech as head of state, as Beijing is embroiled in a bitter territorial row with Japan.

The People’s Liberation Army is the world’s largest standing military and Xi told China’s parliament that all forces needed to strengthen their capacity to “win battles and… firmly protect national sovereignty and security”.

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  • Ben

    But for Japan China know its military is powerful enough to inflict paralysing damage on their country…is now now making a conciliatory tone but not for the South East Asian countries because we are not that strong enough yet to stand up to a bully like China as Japan did showed to them without even having to rain down nukes to them….although Japan in an instance can go nuclear if threatened.

    • Chihuahua

      correction, china has not made conciliatory move towards Nipponese which was strained due to the unilateral nationalization of the right wing Abe clique of the disputed island. Those island were supposed to be returned back to china as part of ww2 surrender but were delayed and subsequently stolen by Nippon. These were stolen by Nippon when china was weak during the unequal treaties imposed by the colonial powers. Since then china has recovered all territories stolen during those periods all except for the diao yu islands. These are the only unfinished business left that will have to be settled!

      • patrickinca

        Let the war begin and I’m sure that chinese economy will be greatly affected. It is already under strain for being artificially deflated. A war against anybody will surely destroy chinese economy and I’m sure that the US cannot wait to get into a fight against china.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        What about Tibet and Xinjiang who where stollen by China ?

        Probably a territory one hundred times bigger than RP….

        Those questions and theirs answer aren’t simple

  • tekateka

    Warmonger Chinese Crackheads!!!

  • wakats

    Ominous words for Japan and PH. Japan is rearming while our government is procuring whatever the AFP’s meager budget can buy. We might as well train a battalion of suicide underwater bombers resembling the old kamikaze Japanese pilots, to level the very uneven battlefields.

    Count me in as a volunteer……

    • $18209031

      Yupyupin mo na ang rugby mo para hilo ka sa mag suicide attack. May the Santo Papeng blest your soul.

    • Fulpol

      AFP has new mandate: rescue mission

    • SunTzu

      Patriotic Filipinos who is willing to die for the country – Rare species.

      All talk online – We have lots of such breed here in INQ pa lang

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Barefoot kamikazes with Generals staying in US mansions ?

      Keep the idea for yourself and do it !

  • $18209031

    China must used Diaoyu Island as bait for these Japos criiminals to attack Chinese ships. Once they bite the bait , then its payback time long overdue for the crimes they committed in 1937, the Rape of Nanking. Send these new generations of hentai lovers into the dark halls of Yakusuni Shrine where they belong.

  • bugoybanggers

    China can do because they have money, they have resources. How about the AFP? Effective to what? Training with the US forever? Only training? Military capability in what level? To fight insurgency only BUT until today insurgency still prevail. How about external treat?

    • Fulpol

      AFP has new mandate: rescue mission..

  • $18209031

    AFP is following orders to stand down and not escalate the situation in Mindanao, Sabah and South China Sea. Thats a tall order .

    Besides the US RP Mutual Defense Treaty of 1952 is still in effect and in full force.

  • jpastor

    This is real and the one to be worried about.

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