Xi Jinping Tells Troops to Ready for War

Posted: Jul 9, 2023   11:06:06 AM   |   Last updated: Aug 4, 2023   8:52:40 PM
by Pascal-Denis Lussier

Last Thursday, on 6-Jul, Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to prepare for war, warning that “the world has entered a new period of turmoil and change and China's security situation has become more unstable and uncertain.”

According to Reuters, reporting on a Xinhua news agency release, the state of the Chinese troops’ combat readiness was upped; current training maneuvers have apparently been upgraded to simulate ‘actual combat’, complete with live ammo.

Xi Jinping is said to have increased combat-readiness on the same day that US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen arrived for her four-day visit in Beijing, wherein she hoped to secure the safety of current supply and manufacturing chains, which the liberal press referred to as “aiming to ease tensions”.  

A similar announcement was made in Western press on 14-Nov-2020 and on 9-Nov-2022, outlets claiming that Xi had stated as reason: China's national security is facing "increased instability and uncertainty".