China plans steady national defence reforms and constant modernisation of military forces, Defence Minister Liang Guanglie has said.

Guanglie said the army readiness capability must be enhanced to help it accomplish diversified military tasks.

“We will expand and deepen preparedness for military struggle, vigorously carry out military training under the conditions of informatisation, and promote independent innovation in defence science and equipment development,” the minister was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

The minister also specified intensifying the training of high-calibre and new-type military personnel to gain capability to win local wars.