Xi Jinping tells army not to fear death in show of China's military might | World news

THE GUARDIAN | on Wed, Jan 3, 11:59 PM

Xi Jinping has reaffirmed his status as China’s most dominant leader since Chairman Mao with another tub-thumping display of military brawn involving thousands of heavily armed troops. [1] Speaking at a military assembly in the northern province of Hebei, Xi told about 7,000 service men and women they should fear “neither hardship nor death” as they implemented the Communist party’s orders. The military should “create an elite and powerful force that is always ready for the fight, capable of ...

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