Beijing, Mar 13 (ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has urged the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the armed police to pay more attention to safeguarding the social stability, including the military personnel.
Hu, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks at a plenary meeting of PLA deputies to the National People's Congress on the sidelines of the parliament's annual session.
He insisted that every soldier in the military must be aware that development while maintaining stability is the priority, Xinhua reports.
The president called for the PLA and the armed police to prioritize building the military from an ideological and political perspective and deepening preparation for combat to fulfill every assigned task and prepare for the opening of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) later this year.
Hu praised the military for its progress in army building, reform and preparedness for combat last year and recognized the outstanding contribution by the PLA and the armed police in safeguarding national security and social stability.
Hu, who is also the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, stressed that the PLA and the armed police must prioritize ideological and political development and unswervingly uphold the CPC's absolute leadership over the armed forces. (ANI)
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