BEIJING, Nov. 30 — The 2022 Beijing University War Games Competition hosted by Tsinghua University was held from Nov. 19 to 26. Nearly 1,000 applicants from 18 colleges and universities registered for the event, and 69 selected teams ultimately competed in the fierce competition. .
“War is cruel, and there is no winner in war. To eliminate war, we must first study war. And war game provides a good way for students to cultivate a scientific view of warfare and methodology,” said Pan Xinmao, a researcher of the PLA Academy of Military Sciences (AMS) and chief director of the contest.This year’s match was held online in a 2V2 Reds-VS-Blues matches mode, while teams with higher scores were qualified for the upgrade.In the principal’s room of Tsinghua University , the real-time situation was observed through the electronic screen, in which players manipulated the keyboard and mouse to command tanks, infantry vehicles, artillery and infantry in operations cooperatives.Li Wei, an associate professor at the PLA National Defense University and one of the game’s directors, has s emphasized that through the war game competition, students experienced simulated information and traditional warfare, and gained a deeper understanding of the complexity, cruelty and uncertainty of war. Tsinghua University has held this event for nearly 10 years. As an elective in school, the war game has been very popular among students. Every year, large-scale competitions and small-scale arena competitions are held at the university. “We have also kept in touch with the Chinese army’s border defense troops in Xinjiang and often held online war games with them,” said Dong Zhi, chief referee of the competition and director of the national defense education office at Tsinghua University. “We hope that students can better understand war with military intellect, culture and knowledge through war game.”