On Tuesday in a key resolution released, the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) informed about a major operation related to border defence carried out by the Chinese military. Reportedly, the resolution is the third such one to be adopted in 100 years. It also highlights the party’s leadership over the military was lacking for a time but has made a ‘fundamental turn for the better’.
In addition, the officials also highlighted that the defence mobilisation has improved. Reportedly, the strong support for the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) transformation comes amid the ongoing standoff with the Indian military along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. The document pointed out an indication of the PLA’s preparation for wars along its land and maritime borders.
The resolution also informed that troop training and battle preparedness have been bolstered across the board. The problem of the party’s leadership over the military has been solved. The resolution also named four top generals, Guo Boxiong, Xu Caihou, Fang Fenghui, and Zhang Yang who have been punished for corruption during Xi’s ongoing reign.
Officials claimed that the resolution was passed at the end of a four-day, closed-door meeting of the CPC’s central committee. The resolution read, “Devoting intense focus to combat effectiveness as the sole criterion that matters most and to their fundamental purpose of being able to fight and win, the people’s armed forces have strengthened their strategic forces and new-domain forces with new combat capabilities, and they have improved command systems and capacity for joint operations.”
Presently, China is having land border disputes with India and Bhutan and maritime disputes with several neighbours. The CPC under the presidency of Xi Jinping, who is also chairperson of the Central Military Commission (CMC), has reversed the trend of the CPC’s weakening control of China’s vast armed forces, the resolution indicated.