As per various reports, China’s Xi Jinping has said that the country would step up the preparedness for armed combat, and will also improve the ability to carry out military tasks as the Coronavirus pandemic is having an impact on national security.
China under the radar during the crisis
Having brought the entire world to a stop, the Coronavirus, originated in China, has almost been the only topic of discussion in recent days. Despite the virus having originated in the country, the fact that the virus has caused more havoc in other countries has led to speculations that China could be behind this.
United States has been at the forefront of this angle, as the powerful nation has been making continuous allegations that the Coronavirus could have originated in a Wuhan lab.
Amidst this, China has been active on the military front, as numerous incidents of Chinese Army in action have been reported in recent weeks. In the wake of this, the President’s latest comments are likely to cause more disturbance.
Xi Jinping speaks on military topics
Xi Jinping, who heads China’s Central Military Commission, made the comments when attending a plenary meeting of the delegation of the People’s Liberation Army and People’s Armed Police Force on the sidelines of the annual session of parliament.
He said that the country is upping the military preparedness as the pandemic is threatening the country’s security. He also added that the armed forces should explore new ways of training amid the pandemic.
Source: Times of India