China’s ruler Xi Jinping has warned that the country is stepping up its war plans. Xi has called on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to improve its combat readiness in order to be able to “win any war.”
It probably won’t be too difficult for China to win a war, especially considering that back in 2021, the rulers simulated “war games” and in every single instance, China beat the United States, the current empire builder with the largest military-industrial complex.
Xi told the PLA that Beijing’s security situation has become “increasingly unstable,” while speaking to soldiers at the PLA’s Eastern Theater Command headquarters in Nanjing on Thursday. Xi also hailed their “significant contributions” in safeguarding China’s sovereignty and urged for “vigilance against potential dangers.”
“It is imperative for us to deepen planning on war and combat, upgrade the joint system of theater commands, focus on actual combat training, and improve our ability to win any war,” the president said following an inspection of the command headquarters.
The Eastern Theater Command is largely focused on the East China Sea and the Taiwan Strait, and would be tasked with conducting major operations against Taipei in the event of a hot conflict.
Over the last year, the command has carried out several rounds of live-fire drills in the waters and airspace around Taiwan, including a three-day exercise in April after Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen met with senior US officials. Last August also saw unprecedented wargames, including drills for a full blockade of the island, in retaliation for a meeting with then-US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. -RT
Xi went on to warn that the world had entered a “new period of turmoil and change,” saying that China must improve its military readiness as its security situation is “increasingly unstable and uncertain.” The Chinese ruler did not cite any country by name, Beijing has repeatedly denounced the U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific, including regular “freedom of navigation” transits through the Taiwan Strait by American warships.