Chinese President Xi Jinping pushes for stronger civilian military integration

On 15 October, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a stronger cooperation between the military and civilian sectors. President Xi, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while presiding over the second session of the Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development, which he also heads.

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Poly Technology 13P 6x6 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) displayed at Zhuhai (Picture source: Army Recognition)

President Xi Jinping asked for a deeper implementation of the integration, strengthened role of rule of law, deeper reform of system, and further coordinated innovation in science and technology, as reported on Attendees of the meeting stressed the implementation of the guideline, the improvement of the legal system and further legislation on military-civilian integration, in order to ensure the legislation covers all major areas. The system and mechanism for the integration should be enhanced to make sure that issues are mulled over, decisions are made, and tasks are handled within the ranges of law.

A fairer market environment must be built to push forward competitive procurement, to guide state-owned military industrial enterprises to open up in an orderly manner, and to increase the ratio of civilian and private enterprises that take part in such competition, it was agreed at the meeting. Noting that building major strategic projects is an effective way to promote sci-tech innovation, attendees of the meeting called for making breakthroughs in key and core technologies.