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Chinese President Xi calls for efforts to build world-class army

People's Daily Online

(CNTV) 19:34, July 21, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday called for efforts to achieve the Chinese Dream of realizing a great national rejuvenation and to build a world-class army.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks while visiting an exhibition marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China.

Stressing the achievements the PLA made over the past 90 years, Xi encouraged the armed force to increase confidence in the path, theories, system and culture of socialism with distinctive Chinese features.

The exhibition, held at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution, showcases over 1000 photos and more than 1300 exhibits about the history of the PLA.

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