On January 5, Chinese President Xi Jinping issued the regime’s Army with mobilization directives, saying it must develop into an elite squad that is able to win any battle.
“China Must Mobilize!”
As per state-run media organization Xinhua, the order stated, “the military services must strictly watch the advancement of technology, wars, and competitors.”
“They must also reaffirm their attempt to improve and combine instruction with combat missions, and strengthen training program, along with the use of innovations, to grow an elite force capable of defeating enemies and winning battles.”
Since 2018, Xi, who serves as both the secretary-general of the Communist Party of China (CCP) and the head of the Central Committee, has given yearly mobilization orders.
The directives set the military’s objectives for the following year and begin military-wide education.
— Andrew Thornebrooke (@AThornebrooke) January 6, 2022
The commands come as the CCP adopts a more belligerent approach to foreign relations, which coincides with deteriorating relations between the dictatorship and the rest of the world.
Xi has conducted major reforms across the entire Chinese culture since taking office in 2012, including a major overhaul of the military that began in 2015.
Xi has tried to dramatically strengthen his personal influence over top commanders in the interim, promoting at least 58 commanders loyal to him and supportive of his reforms.
The innovation mobilization directive comes after the CCP signed a unified declaration with other United Nations Security Council members earlier this week. The regime’s leaders stated in it that the spread of atomic warheads must be stopped.
However, a Chinese spokesperson confirmed shortly after the declaration that the regime would keep developing its nuclear arsenal. The spokesperson also said China would not make any concessions until the US and Moscow had fewer nuclear weapons.
The Chinese Military is Getting Scary
The US has been increasingly concerned about China’s growing conventional forces.
New Russian assault chopper bids, an increasing fleet, a record amount of Chinese military aircraft intrusions into Taiwan’s anti-aircraft identification zone, along with Taiwan invasion scenarios and a hypersonic missile test in July, are among them.
"[Chinese President Xi Jinping] could very well decide that now is the time to march on Taiwan, Philippines, Japan, India, you name it, in order to distract his domestic critics," said @GordonGChang of the possibility of Chinese military action, on Wednesday's "Wake Up America." pic.twitter.com/JHEdVFdjIh
— Newsmax (@newsmax) January 5, 2022
In reply, the Pentagon stated its next national security policy would emphasize global alliances while dealing with China as a “pacing issue.”
As a result, the US is broadening its Army presence in the Indo-Pacific, growing troop turnarounds to partner countries, and trying to pursue enhanced multilateral processes and diplomacy forums with allies around the world.
This is being done through channels like AUKUS and the Quadrilateral Safety Dialogue (QUAD), which are seen as critical to the region’s ongoing strength.
The US military unveiled new tools in December to help predict how its actions could enrage China’s communist authorities. The software was nicknamed an “appeasement app” by some critics because it was designed to help American officials avoid the CCP’s wrath.