Xi Jinping Visited Troops in Yunnan on the Eve of Spring Festival

As the Spring Festival, a traditional festival of the Chinese nation, approaches, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, inspected the troops stationed in Yunnan on the 19th and 20th. He went deep into the frontier line and visited the officers and soldiers. On behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the Central Military Commission, he extended sincere greetings and New Year greetings to all the officers and soldiers of the People's Liberation Army, the Armed Police Force and the militia reservists.


At the beginning of the New Year, scenes was renewed. Yunnan's land is green in mountains and water and full of vitality everywhere. At about 6 pm on the 19th, Xi Jinping came to a border battalion stationed in the southwest border of our country, walked into the soldiers' dormitory, had cordial communication with everyone, and asked them in detail about their work and life. At the battalion health center, Xi Jinping listened to the relevant information and learned that the medical conditions of the border troops were continuously improving, which could effectively ensure the daily needs of officers and soldiers. Xi Jinping was very pleased.


Dinner time is approaching, and the soldiers in the cookhouse squad are busy in the canteen. Xi Jinping came here to inspect the food situation of the troops and saw the variety of food. Xi Jinping showed gratified eyes. He urged the troops to arrange their life during the festival so that the soldiers could have a happy, peaceful and safe Spring Festival.


Xi Jinping was very concerned about the officers and soldiers who were on duty at the frontline of the border defense and expressed condolences to the relevant troops via video. The task unit of a mine clearance and explosive removal brigade is the unit of Du Fuguo, the "Hero Soldier of Mine Clearance", who has successfully completed border mine clearance tasks many times. Xi Jinping fully affirmed their important contribution to mine clearance and ensuring the happiness and tranquility of the border people. He encouraged them to do a good job of safety protection, carefully organize mine clearance and explosive removal, and make new contributions to the Party and the people. A border guard unit lined up neatly in front of the boundary marker duty station to report the duty situation to Chairman Xi. Xi Jinping was very happy to see that the border guards were in high spirits and morale. He said that everyone has worked hard. You are fighting in the front line of managing and controlling the border. You have a glorious mission and a great responsibility. You should maintain a state of high alert, closely organize border duties, and protect the security and stability of the border areas and the safety of people's lives and property.


In warm applause, Xi Jinping took a group photo with some officers and soldiers of the border defense battalion and the task unit of the mine clearance and explosive removal brigade. Officers and soldiers surrounded President Xi, full of happiness and joy.


On the morning of the 20th, Xi Jinping cordially received leading cadres at or above the deputy division level and chief officers of regimental units in Yunnan, Kunming. 

Xi Jinping pointed out in his speech that in the past year, the troops stationed in Yunnan have resolutely implemented the decision-making instructions of the CPC Central Committee and the Central Military Commission. All work has been carried out steadily and major tasks have been accomplished well. They have made important contributions to safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests and to supporting local economic and social development. 


Xi Jinping stressed that this year is the year when China wins the victory of building a well-off society in an all-round way and fighting poverty. It is also the year when our army achieves the 2020 goal and task of national defense and army building. All tasks are arduous and arduous. We must adhere to the guidance of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, implement the Party's thought of strengthening the army in the new era, implement the military strategic policy in the new era, adhere to the principles of building the army politically, reforming and strengthening the army, strengthening the army through science and technology, strengthening the army through talents, administering the army according to law, strengthening the mission, uniting efforts to overcome difficulties, paying close attention to the implementation of the work, and resolutely completing the tasks entrusted by the Party and the people. 

Xu Qiliang and others took part in the activity.