Chinese defense minister investigates border work in Xinjiang


China Military
Yao Jianing

乌鲁木齐12月11日电 中央军委委员、国务委员兼国防部长常万全近日在新疆调研边防工作。他强调军队要为实现新疆社会稳定和长治久安贡献力量。

BEIJING, Dec. 12 (ChinaMil) -- Member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan recently investigated the border work in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. He stressed that the armed forces should make contribution to the realization of social stability and long-term peace in Xinjiang.


Gen. Chang Wanquan said that the Central Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC) and President Xi Jinping pay high attention to Xinjiang and propose from the overall strategic height that maintaining social stability and long-term peace is the general goal of work in Xinjiang, adding that strengthening border defense construction and border management and control is an important step to achieve the general goal.


Gen. Chang also stressed that the military and government authorities at all levels should have a deep understanding of the specially important position of Xinjiang in the overall situation of China’s safety and stability, realize the complicated and severe situation that Xinjiang still faces and be aware of that border management and control tasks remain arduous.


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