BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) — Officers and soldiers of China‘s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have been mourning for days Comrade Jiang Zemin, who died Wednesday at the age of 96, remembering his achievements remarkable.
Jiang introduced a series of new judgments and new measures to advance the modernization of national defense and the armed forces, enriched and developed Mao Zedong’s military thought and Deng Xiaoping’s thought on the military work in the new historical period, established Jiang Zemin’s thought on strengthening national defense and armed forces, and led the modernization of national defense and armed forces with great achievements.The Service members believe that Jiang’s achievements as chairman of the Central Military Commission are significant in guiding the advancement of national defense modernization and the armed forces in the long term. e. They recalled that Jiang, with a deep understanding of major changes in domestic and international situations and the development trend of new global military transformation, stressed that it is imperative to stick to the principle of coordination of national defense and economic development. , and work to make the people’s armed forces more revolutionary, modern and standardized.He stressed the comprehensive promotion of the development of the people’s armed forces by following the general requirements of building politically and militarily competent armed forces with good conduct, strict discipline and strong logistical support, and focusing on the historical issue of ensuring that the armed forces could fight to win without ever degrading its character.He insisted on maintaining steadfast leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on the people’s armed forces, always making ideological and political integrity a priority among all efforts for improvement, and safeguarding the nature and character of the military as forces popular armies. Officers and soldiers also recalled that Jiang stressed the need to implement the military strategy of active defense and push forward military transformation with Chinese characteristics. He insisted on unswervingly pursuing a distinctive Chinese approach of having fewer troops but better troops and carrying out leapfrog development in the modernization of the armed forces, with the aim of developing computerized armed forces and win a computerized war.Officers and soldiers said that under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its heart, they are resolved to achieve the goals of the PLA’s centenary in 2027 , providing strategic support for the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.