Pictures have emerged of President Xi Jinping donning army fatigues to inspect a military command centre after he declared China will focus on preparing for war  

The Guardian: Xi Jinping tells China’s army to focus on preparation for war 

President says China in an ‘unstable and uncertain’ security situation amid tensions over Taiwan Xi Jinping has told the People’s Liberation Army to “focus all its energy on fighting” in preparation for war, a Chinese Communist party mouthpiece has reported. 

Pictures of Xi, who recently secured a third term as party leader, in his army uniform during a visit to a command centre featured prominently on the front page of the People’s Daily on Wednesday.  

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WNU Editor: Chinese President Xi makes the same announcement every year that the military must be prepared for war. But this year is different. Global tensions are the worse since the Cold War, and the issue of Taiwan is heating up. 

China’s President Xi Orders The Military To Be ‘Prepare For War’ 

Xi tells China’s military to be ready for war in uncertain and unstable times — SCMP
 

Xi stresses combat preparedness during inspection of CMC joint operations command center; peace and natl security rely on strength — Global Times
 

Xi Focus: Xi inspects CMC joint operations command center, stressing troop training, combat preparedness — Xinhua
 

President Xi dons army fatigues as he inspects military command centre after announcing China will be focusing on preparations for war, sparking renewed fears of Taiwan invasion — Daily Mail 

China’s Security Increasingly Unstable, Uncertain – China’s Xi — Reuters

China’s Xi Jinping orders military to ‘prepare for war’ — The Week 

China’s Xi Orders Military To Boost Troops Training, Prepare For War Amid Taiwan Tensions — Republic World