Xi inspects combat readiness of armed forces

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects cultural and recreational preparations for the Spring Festival during his inspection to an aviation division of the Air Force stationed in Guizhou on Feb. 4, 2021. (LI GANG / XINHUA)

BEIJING – President Xi Jinping on Wednesday inspected combat readiness of the armed forces via video link ahead of the Spring Festival, or the Chinese New Year.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, extended festive greetings to service personnel of the People's Liberation Army and the People's Armed Police Force, civilian personnel posted in the military, and members of militia and reserve forces.

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