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“Leapfrog Development” in Military Equipment Enhanced China’s Strategic Capabilities: Xi Jinping

Beijing:

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for efforts to “break new ground” in the development of military equipment and weapons for the People’s Liberation Army, China’s armed forces, according to a report in official Xinhua media.

According to the report, Xi Jinping, who is also the chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks at a conference in Beijing.

Xi Jinping said China’s strategic capabilities have been enhanced by “leapfrog development” in military equipment and weapons.

CMC vice president Zhang Yuxia also said that China should pursue self-reliance in technology and make an “all-out” push to accelerate modernization and build a “world-class” military, according to the report.

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