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Xi calls new PLA branch a key pillar

By Zhao Lei | China Daily | Updated: 2016-08-30 07:33

President inspects Strategic Support Force and calls for efforts to boost innovation

President Xi Jinping made his first inspection tour of the People's Liberation Army Strategic Support Force on Monday, urging efforts to boost innovation for the force's development.

Xi, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, told commanders of the Strategic Support Force that the service is a new-type combat force and an important pillar of the PLA's joint operation system, according to a news release on the Defense Ministry's website.

Xi calls new PLA branch a key pillar

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