OREANDA-NEWS. China should accelerate the modernization of the army, turning it into a world-class advanced force. This was stated by President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, at a solemn meeting in honour of the 70th anniversary of the entry of units of Chinese People’s Volunteer Army into the Korean War.

“We should accelerate the modernization of the national defense and armed forces, and transform the People’s Army of China into a world-class advanced military force,” the head of state said. “Without a strong army, it is difficult to imagine a strong homeland. In order to maintain and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics… we should develop the country’s development and security, China’s prosperity and military power,” Xi Jinping added. Chinese leader considers that the modernization process in the country’s armed forces is not progressing fast enough, he called for accelerating it.