China to Modernise Military Forces

31 July 2011 (Last Updated July 31st, 2011 18:30)

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 preparedn

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.