Xi Stresses Anti-Graft Steps, Modernization in Air Force Visit

(Bloomberg) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the military to push ahead with anti-graft efforts and speed up modernization attempts during a recent visit to an air force unit.

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Xi inspected the air force of People’s Liberation Army’s Western Theater Command on July 26, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. China celebrates its Army Day on Aug. 1.

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The leader called on the military to push ahead with disciplinary regulation and anti-corruption measures, according to the report. He also called for ensuring the party’s firm grip on the army, Xinhua said.

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Xi also told the military to beef up training and push for the quicker use of new equipment to boost its fighting capacity.

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