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BEIJING, China - In a bid to strengthen the country’s forces in the face of a war breaking out in the region, China has decided to build an elite combat force. On Thursday, the Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected a division of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) ground force in the Central Theater Command. During the meeting, the President, who is also the general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) ordered the creation of the elite combat force. Jinping, who is regarded as the most powerful Chinese leader, has been pressing the 2.3 million strong PLA, which is the world's largest standing force to improve combat training and function under the leadership of the party and CMC, which is the overall command of the military. He stressed on the need to prepare the combat force through real combat training, digitization, innovation and reform. He heard a report of the division and urged the army to enhance military training oriented at combat readiness and focus on combat wholeheartedly while strengthening research on digitized troops. He also sought to understand about innovating concepts and tactics of battle, and improving real combat training and war-winning capabilities...Read more