War Preparation Indicator: China’s Army tells Troops to ‘Prepare for War’!! Japan & Taiwan Gear Up. Africa Mineral Grab vs EU & US. Beijing Hardens Subways For Nuclear, Gas Attacks. China Is Preparing Another Anti-Satellite Weapons Test.
January 17th, 2013
From Voice of America:
China’s PLA to Troops: Prepare for War
As tensions between China and Japan escalate, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been told to prepare for war in a training directive issued by the General Staff Headquarters, which oversees the entire PLA.
“The PLA and the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force (APF) should focus closely on the objective of being able to fight and winning battle, vigorously strengthen real-combat-like military training, practice and innovate the training mode under information-based conditions and intensify efforts to cultivate new-type and high-caliber military personnel,” according to a reference to the directive on the English version of the People’s Liberation Army Daily, the official newspaper of the PLA. The directive was issued in Chinese and is entitled “Instructions on the PLA’s Military Training in 2013.”