China’ Ministry of National Defense released a video demonstrating the country’s annual military training Thursday afternoon.
The video begins with Chinese President Xi Jinping addressing a grand ceremony at a shooting range that marked the start of the military’s annual training activities on January 3.
President Xi, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, urged the military to continue to improve its combat-ready training so it will be able to win modern wars. He told the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and Armed Police Force to focus on operational training, to treat it with a strategic perspective and to make sure that such training is effective.
Troops from the PLA Ground Force, Navy, Air Force, Rocket Force, and Armed Police conducted live-fire exercises at multiple bases after Xi’s speech. Assault vehicles, helicopters, marines, amphibious vehicles, fighter jets, ballistic missiles are all included in the video.