Xu Caihou, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), stressed when visiting the troop units stationed in south China’s Guangdong Province that the militaries at all levels must resolutely implement the decisions and instructions of the Central Committee of the CPC, the CMC and President Hu Jintao, pay special attention to the army ideologicaland political building of the army, and pool the willpower and strength of officers and men, so as to embrace a successful opening of the 18th CPC National Congress with outstanding achievements.
Wu Shengli, member of the CMC and commander of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and Xu Qiliang, member of the CMC and commander of the Air Force of the PLA, joined Xu Caihou in the tour.
Xu Caihou emphasized that the basis of the military lies in soldiers and the basis of soldiers’ growth lies in the recruit stage. It is imperative to do a good job in educating, training and managing recruits and make recruits lay a comprehensive and solid foundation of ideology, military skills, physical and psychological qualities and attitude and discipline.
By Peng Jianyu and Zhong Youguo