President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), has instructed the armed forces to make unremitting efforts to complete the follow-up tasks of flood control and disaster relief. Xi, who was inspecting flood control and disaster relief work in east China's Anhui province, gave the instruction after hearing reports from the military on joining localities in battling floods across the country.
The army should keep in good condition, promptly check potential risks and dangers, effectively carry out emergency rescue and disaster relief work, safeguard people's lives and property, and help them restore normal production and life.
The fight against the floods can also be regarded as an opportunity to examine the military's command and operational capabilities, the fighting spirit of officers and soldiers, and the relations between the military and local governments as well as the public. The military to summarize its experiences gained in the operation and use this to improve its work, Xi said.
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