On July 30, 2017, a military parade celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army was held at Zhurihe Training Base. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chairman of the State, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, reviewed the troops and delivered an important speech.
Speech at the parade marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army
Today, we hold a grand military parade to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
90 years ago, the gunshots of Nanchang City’s head shot announced that China had born a new people’s army under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party. In the past 90 years, the people’s army has held high the banner of the party, followed the motherland’s land, carried the hope of the nation, fought bloody, bravely marched forward, defeated all enemies, conquered all difficulties, and established the Chinese people to stand up, get rich, and strengthen. Immortal feat!
History has fully proven that our people’s army is a heroic army that listens to the command of the Party, and is a heroic army that faithfully serves the country. It is worthy of the heroic army that has fought bravely for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Our party is proud and proud to have such a heroic army! The people of all nationalities across the country are proud and proud to have such a heroic army!
To enjoy peace is the blessing of the people. Defending peace is the duty of the people’s army. The world is not peaceful and peace needs to be defended. Today, we are closer to the goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation than at any time in history. We need to build a strong people’s army at any time in history. We must thoroughly implement the party’s idea of strengthening the army, unswervingly follow the path of strengthening the army with Chinese characteristics, strive to achieve the party’s strong military goal under the new situation, and build our heroic people’s army into a world-class army.
All military officers! You must unswervingly uphold the fundamental principles and system of the party’s absolute leadership over the army. Always listen to the party’s words and follow the party. Where does the party point?
All military officers! You must unswervingly uphold the fundamental purpose of serving the people wholeheartedly, always stand with the people, keep the people in mind, and always be the people’s children.
All military officers! You must unswervingly adhere to the only fundamental criterion of combat effectiveness, focus on preparations for warfare, forge ahead, fight for battle, and battle for victory.
All military officers! You must unswervingly persist in building the army by political means, reforming the strong army, revitalizing the army by science and technology, and managing the army according to law, and comprehensively improving the level of modernization of national defense and the armed forces.
I firmly believe that our heroic army is confident and capable of defeating all enemies! Our heroic army is confident and capable of safeguarding national sovereignty, security, and development interests! Our heroic army has the confidence and ability to compose a new chapter in the military’s strong cause. It will make new and greater contributions to the realization of the “two hundred years” goal, the realization of the Chinese dream of a great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and the maintenance of world peace!