"Building a people's army that obeys the Party's command and can win battles with excellent style" - Commentary on "Ten Clarifications" Highlighting the New Leap of the Sinicization of Marxism No. 8

  Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, February 20th, title: "Building a People's Army that obeys the Party's command and can win battles with a good style" - Commentary on "Ten Clarifications" Highlighting the New Leap of Marxism in Sinicization No. 8

  Xinhua News Agency reporters Huang Ming and Liu Jimei

  "It is clear that the party's goal of strengthening the army in the new era is to build a people's army that obeys the party's command, can win battles, and has a good work style, and build the people's army into a world-class army."

  The "Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party's Centennial Struggle" systematically summarizes the core connotation of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era with "ten clarifications", which clearly expounds the party's goal of strengthening the army in the new era .

  The country has a big handle, and nothing is more important than the army.

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in the magnificent practice of strengthening the army, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core has led the entire army to conduct in-depth theoretical exploration and practical creation, formed Xi Jinping's thinking on strengthening the army, and developed contemporary Chinese Marxist military theory and practice. A new realm of military practice development.

"This dream is the dream of a strong country, and for the military, it is also the dream of a strong military"

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in the face of profound changes in the international strategic pattern and the national security situation, how to build a consolidated national defense and a strong military that is commensurate with my country's international status and in line with national security and development interests is an important issue for the Party Central Committee, the Central Military Commission and the Central Military Commission. Major strategic issues that President Xi has always paid close attention to.

  On November 29, 2012, at the National Museum of China, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, solemnly declared to the world when he visited the exhibition "Road to Rejuvenation": "The realization of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is the beginning of the Chinese nation since modern times. The greatest dream." Only 10 days apart, when President Xi left Beijing to inspect troops for the first time, he made an important conclusion on the coast of the South China Sea: "This dream is the dream of strengthening the country, and for the military, it is also the dream of strengthening the military."

  A strong country must have a strong army, and a strong army can lead to national security.

  In March 2013, at the plenary meeting of the PLA delegation at the First Session of the Twelfth National People's Congress, President Xi solemnly declared: "Building a people's army that obeys the party's command, can win battles, and has a good work style is the party's goal under the new situation. The goal of a strong army."

  Listening to the party's command is the soul, winning battles is the core, and a good work style is the guarantee.

The goal of strengthening the army is to seek the great cause of national rejuvenation, to lay out the overall situation of strengthening the army and to build the army, and to lay the foundation for safe development.

  A guide to its outline, all eyes are open.

Once the goal of strengthening the army was put forward, it was highly recognized and supported by the whole army, which greatly boosted the morale of the army, vigorously promoted the construction of the army, reformed and prepared for military struggle, and demonstrated great theoretical charm and practical power.

  Eight months later, the Third Plenary Session of the Eighteenth Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was held.

Following President Xi's proposal, the CPC Central Committee decided to include the reform of national defense and the military into the broader agenda of comprehensively deepening the reform.

For the first time in the history of the Party, the content of deepening the reform of national defense and the army was written into the "Decision" of the Plenary Session as a separate part.

  The broader market took a strong momentum and opened a new game.

In November 2015, accompanied by a snowstorm, the reform work conference of the Central Military Commission was held in Beijing. President Xi issued a mobilization order to win the tough battle of deepening national defense and military reform: comprehensively implement the strategy of reforming and strengthening the military, and unswervingly build a strong military with Chinese characteristics. the road.

  President Xi emphasized that deepening the reform of national defense and the military is a requirement of the times to realize the Chinese dream and the dream of a strong military, and it is the only way to strengthen and rejuvenate the military, and it is also a key move to determine the future of the military.

  A holistic and revolutionary change was thus initiated.

  Great things in the world must be done in detail.

Under the strong leadership of President Xi and the Central Military Commission, the deepening of national defense and military reforms has been advanced in a strong and orderly manner——

  On December 31, 2015, the Army's leading agency, the Rocket Force, and the Strategic Support Force were established. President Xi personally awarded the flag and delivered a speech.

  On January 11, 2016, President Xi met with comrades in charge of various departments of the restructured military commission, emphasizing the need to talk about politics, seek to win, engage in service, set an example, and strive to build an iron-like belief, iron-like belief, and iron-like discipline. , The military committee that iron is generally responsible for.

  On February 1, 2016, President Xi personally presented the flags and issued an instruction for the five newly established theaters, and the new pattern of "the Military Commission in charge, the theater's main battle, and the military's main construction" was officially formed.

  In September 2016, the Joint Logistics Support Force of the Central Military Commission was established. President Xi personally awarded the military flag and delivered a speech to the Wuhan Joint Logistics Support Base and the Wuxi, Guilin, Xining, Shenyang and Zhengzhou Joint Logistics Support Centers.

  In December 2016, President Xi attended the Central Military Commission's work conference on the reform of the size, structure and composition of the army, emphasizing the need to seize the opportunity, take advantage of the momentum, and steadily advance the reform of the size, structure and composition of the army.

  In July 2017, the newly restructured Academy of Military Sciences, the National Defense University, and the National Defense University of Science and Technology were established. President Xi personally presented the military flag and delivered a speech.

  From 0:00 on January 1, 2018, the Armed Police Force will be under the centralized and unified leadership of the Party Central Committee and the Central Military Commission, and the Central Military Commission-armed police force-unit leadership and command system will be implemented.

On January 10, President Xi personally presented the flag to the Armed Police Force and delivered a speech.

  In November 2018, the Central Military Commission Policy System Reform Work Conference was held. Chairman Xi emphasized that it is necessary to recognize the importance and urgency of military policy system reform, and to establish and improve a socialist military policy system with Chinese characteristics.

  ...

  Only the reformers advance, but the innovators are strong.

The reform of the leadership and command system, the reform of the scale, structure and composition of forces, the reform of military policy and system... Echelon succession, connection before and after, and pressing forward.

  The history of the People's Army has written a milestone page——

  On July 30, 2017, Zhu Rihe, the military parade on the battlefield.

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, President Xi issued an order to strengthen the army under the new situation - "Build our heroic people's army into a world-class army".

  Dreams are calling, goals lead the journey.

After five years of hard work, the People's Army has achieved a reshaping of its political ecology, organizational form, power system, and style and image.

  Two months later, in the golden autumn of 2017, "the party's goal of strengthening the army in the new era" was written into the report of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

  Three years later, in the golden autumn of 2020, the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China will make strategic arrangements for national defense and military construction——

  "Implement Xi Jinping's thought on strengthening the military, implement the military strategic policy in the new era... Speed ​​up the development of mechanization, informationization, and intelligent integration, comprehensively strengthen military training and preparations, and improve the strategic ability to defend national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and ensure the realization of construction in 2027. The goal of the army's century-long struggle."

  Stepping on the peak again and looking away.

In November 2021, the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee will be held in Beijing.

The "Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on the major achievements and historical experience of the party's century-old struggle" reviewed and approved by this plenary session emphasized that——

  The party has put forward the goal of strengthening the army in the new era, established the military strategic policy for the new era, and set the goal of realizing the centenary struggle of the founding of the army by 2027, basically realizing the modernization of national defense and the army by 2035, and comprehensively by the middle of this century. A new "three-step" strategy for national defense and military modernization to build a world-class army, promote political building, reform and strengthen the army, strengthen the army with science and technology, strengthen the army with talents, and govern the army according to law, and accelerate the modernization of military theory, the modernization of military organization, and military personnel. Modernize and modernize weapons and equipment, accelerate the development of mechanization, informatization, and intelligent integration, comprehensively strengthen military training and preparation for war, and adhere to the path of strengthening the military with Chinese characteristics.

  The blueprint is inspiring, and it is time to forge ahead!

"Adhering to the party's absolute leadership over the army is the soul of a strong army, and casting the army's soul is the core task of our military's political work, which cannot be shaken at any time."

  In the honor room of a brigade of the 75th Army Group Army, half of the belts with the words "Long March" are preserved——

  In July 1936, the Eighth Company of the 274th Regiment of the Fourth Red Army crossed the grassland for the third time and fell into the predicament of running out of food. The 14-year-old soldier Zhou Guangcai endured starvation and left half of his belt, and took it to "go to Yan'an to see Chairman Mao"...

  On January 5, 2016, when President Xi inspected the former 13th Army Group, when he heard the story of the "half belt", he said with deep emotion: "This is the power of faith, and it is a vivid portrayal of 'Tie Xin follows the Party'."

  At the end of 2016, the epoch-making reform of the size, structure and force composition of the army kicked off, and 18 army groups were adjusted and reorganized into 13.

Half a year later, a brigade of the 75th Group Army, as the first batch of synthetic brigade for cross-regional defense deployment, spanned 2 provinces and 5 cities, and moved its defense thousands of miles from a big city to a border town in the southwest corner of the motherland.

  In the examination of the era of strengthening the army and revitalizing the army, the officers and men of the whole army obeyed the orders and acted like the wind, and they were absolutely loyal, absolutely pure, and absolutely reliable.

  Ideological building of the party, political building of the army.

From Nanchang to Sanwan to Gutian, the Communist Party of China combined the Marxist theory of party building and army building with the practice of the Chinese revolution, creatively established the fundamental principle and system of the party's absolute leadership over the army, and endowed the people's army with political characteristics that are completely different from all old armies. and fundamental advantages.

  There was a period when the weakening of the party's leadership in the People's Army was prominent. If it was not completely resolved, it would not only affect its combat effectiveness, but also affect the major political principle of the party's command of guns.

  Once again helping the crisis, once again turning the tide—

  In the golden autumn of 2014, Gutian, a small town in western Fujian, once again witnessed the rebirth of a great army after a lapse of 85 years.

  Here, President Xi presided over the first military political work conference in the new century, emphasizing that "adhering to the party's absolute leadership over the military is the soul of a strong military, and casting a strong military soul is the core task of our military's political work, which cannot be shaken at any time." .

  The ship is heavy, and there is only one person at the helm.

  Starting from Gutian again, the political establishment of the army has opened a new chapter of the era, and the spirit of the strong army that adheres to the party's absolute leadership over the army has been continuously consolidated and strengthened——

  The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China identified "upholding the Party's absolute leadership over the people's army" as a basic strategy for upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.

  The newly revised party constitution adopted by the conference clarifies that the Chinese Communist Party insists on the absolute leadership of the People's Liberation Army and other people's armed forces, and establishes the leadership system of the Central Military Commission's implementation of the chairman responsibility system in the party constitution.

  In August 2018, the Party Building Conference of the Central Military Commission was convened, making a comprehensive arrangement for the comprehensive strengthening of the Party's leadership and Party building in the new era.

  Starting from Gutian again, the foundation of a strong army, the rule of law and strict rule of the army, has been continuously strengthened, the style and image of the people's army has been reshaped, and the political ecology has fundamentally improved—

  In the golden autumn of 2014, following President Xi's proposal, the Fourth Plenary of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China included governing the army according to law and strictly governing the army into the decision of the plenary meeting, and included it in the overall layout of governing the country according to law.

In February 2015, with the approval of President Xi, the Central Military Commission issued the "Decision on Further Promoting the Law and Strictly Governing the Army under the New Situation", and the construction of the rule of law in the People's Army entered the "fast lane".

  The All Military and Political Union of Gutian summed up the fine tradition of "11 Persistences", pointed out 10 outstanding problems... On the eve of New Year's Day in 2015, President Xi personally led and presided over the drafting of "On Several Issues Concerning the Political Work of the Army under the New Situation" The Decision was forwarded to the whole Party and the whole army, focusing on answering and solving the major problems of the Party building the army ideologically and politically under the new historical conditions.

  Restore and carry forward the glorious traditions and fine work styles of our party and our army, promote political training in the spirit of rectification, comprehensively strengthen party leadership and party building in the army, and further promote the construction of a clean and honest government in the army and the fight against corruption, and resolutely investigate and punish Guo Boxiong, Xu Caihou, Fang Fenghui, Zhang Yang and other serious violations of discipline and law have been thoroughly eliminated, and their influence has been completely eliminated, and the political ecology of the people's army has been fundamentally improved.

  Starting from Gutian again, the soldiers of the whole army "quenched" and "purified" in comprehensive and profound political education, ideological refinement, and spiritual baptism, and adhered to their original mission--

  Deeply understand the decisive significance of the "two establishments", further strengthen the "four consciousnesses", strengthen the "four self-confidences", and achieve the "two maintenances", implement the chairman responsibility system of the Military Commission, and draw wisdom and wisdom from the party's century-old history of struggle. Power, highly conscious in thought, highly conscious in politics, and highly conscious in action.

  Rearrange your luggage, reborn from the ashes.

Condensed under the banner of the party, the great people's army has always been in the spirit of the army, and its belief is like a rock.

"Comprehensively improve the strategic capability of defending national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and better fulfill the mission and tasks of the People's Army in the new era"

  On January 4, 2022, for the fifth consecutive year, President Xi signed the Central Military Commission's Order No. 1, issuing a mobilization order to the entire army, sounding the clarion call of the times for military training and preparation.

  Order No. 1, Mission No. 1—

  "Pay close attention to changes in science and technology, changes in warfare, and changes in opponents, vigorously promote the coupling of combat training, vigorously promote system training, vigorously promote scientific and technological training, comprehensively promote the transformation and upgrading of military training, and train elite soldiers who can fight well."

  Practical training must come first.

  "The most I think about is, when the party and the people need it, whether our army can always adhere to the party's absolute leadership, whether it can pull up and win battles, and whether commanders at all levels can lead troops to fight and command battles. fight."

  The "question of victory" issued by the commander was deafening.

To deepen the reform of national defense and the military, we must grasp the need for a strong military to be able to fight and win wars.

  In 2014, a "brainstorm" swept the entire army, and the "combat effectiveness standard discussion" personally promoted by President Xi was surging in the entire army——

  "What is the standard of combat effectiveness?" "How do you see the status quo of combat effectiveness?" "How to build combat effectiveness?"... From the Military Commission to the grass-roots frontline, from leading cadres to ordinary soldiers, from the military account to the training ground, the whole army discussed it together. Fighting power, conspiracy to win.

  Soldiers are not idle, and they cannot be enemies.

The new era of military training will always remember this historic moment -

  At the beginning of the new year in 2018, the Central Military Commission held a grand training and mobilization meeting. President Xi, dressed in military uniform, braved the cold to issue an order to the entire army, calling on the entire army to comprehensively strengthen practical military training and improve its ability to win.

  This is the first time that the Central Military Commission has organized the entire army to conduct training and mobilization, and it is also the first army training after the implementation of the newly revised "Regulations on Military Training of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (for Trial Implementation)."

  The commander-in-chief was awarded Qianjun, and the three armies had the same idea.

  In recent years, President Xi has personally planned major training activities, made decisions on major military operations, and pulled troops on the go.

  The dream of a strong country and a strong army is inseparable from the technological innovation of national defense and the building of talent teams.

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, on different occasions and at different times, President Xi has made a profound exposition on scientific and technological innovation——

  "Whoever holds the bull's nose of scientific and technological innovation and who takes the first step of scientific and technological innovation well will be able to take the lead and win the advantage." Equipment development must be transformed to innovation-driven development"...

  The command of the commander-in-chief motivates the vast number of scientific researchers in the army to seize the day and night, accelerate the formation of unique advantages in some strategically contested areas, and strive to realize the transformation from "following" and "running together" to "running side by side" and "leading".

  Entering a new era, the horn of a strong army of talents urges recruitment——

  In November 2013, when President Xi inspected the National University of Defense Technology, he proposed to implement the strategy of strengthening the military with talents.

  The report of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China made a new strategic plan and a comprehensive layout for the comprehensive promotion of national defense and military modernization. President Xi proposed to comprehensively promote the modernization of military theory, the modernization of military organization, the modernization of military personnel, and the modernization of weapons and equipment.

  In November 2021, the Central Military Commission Talent Work Conference will be held in Beijing.

President Xi emphasized that it is necessary to "deeply implement the strategy of strengthening the army with talents in the new era, and ensure that it provides solid support for the realization of the goal of the army's centenary struggle."

  In January 2022, with the approval of President Xi, the Central Military Commission issued the "Decision on Strengthening the Work of Military Talents in the New Era".

  The way to a strong army is to win people.

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, President Xi has led the people's army to reinvigorate the political discipline of the party's management of talents, set up a clear orientation for the war and educate people, optimize the structure and layout of the personnel team, innovate the human resources policy and system, and promote the historical achievements of our army's talent work. , a historic change occurred.

  "Comprehensively improve the strategic ability to defend national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and better perform the mission and tasks of the people's army in the new era." On October 23, 2020, President Xi delivered a powerful speech at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers' War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea. .

  Peace needs to be maintained, and war can only be stopped if war is possible.

  On January 28, 2022, on the occasion of the Spring Festival, a traditional Chinese festival, when President Xi visited the Central Theater for condolences, he made a video call with the overseas peacekeeping detachment of the Central Theater, emphasizing-

  "We must faithfully fulfill our peacekeeping mission, contribute more Chinese power to maintaining world peace, and show the world a good image of the Chinese military."

  On the same day, in response to the request of the Kingdom of Tonga for volcanic disaster relief, two Y-20 aircraft of the Chinese Air Force, carrying more than 30 tons of emergency and post-disaster reconstruction materials, arrived in the capital of Tonga after a long-distance flight of more than 10,000 kilometers.

  In recent years, in the face of great changes unseen in a century, the Chinese military has gone from participating in UN peacekeeping operations to safeguarding the safety of international sea lanes, from participating in international disaster relief, providing humanitarian assistance to conducting all-round security exchanges and cooperation, in order to build a community with a shared future for mankind. Active efforts have been made.

  Thousands of rivers meet and the sea is wide, and the wind is just setting sail.

Today, we are closer to the goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation than at any time in history, and we need to build a strong people's army more than at any time in history!

  Carrying the hope of the nation, the People's Army, which is about to celebrate its 95th birthday, adheres to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, thoroughly implements Xi Jinping Thought on Strengthening the Army, and thoroughly implements the military strategic policy for the new era. Guided by the goal of a strong army, we will march forward bravely towards victory and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!

  General planner: Fu Hua

  Producers: Zhao Cheng, Li Xueyong, Zhang Xudong

  Written by: Huang Ming, Liu Jimei

  Coordination: Li Lihan, Li Guoli, Zou Wei, Wang Xuan, Shi Yongnan

  Poster Design: Zhang Huihui

  Editors: Xu Yi, Liu Fang, Huang Yichen, Yang Xiaomin

  Produced by Xinhua News Agency and the People's Liberation Army Branch

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