Beijing marks the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army as China’s attention focuses on the armed forces. China’s Defense Minister addressed a reception to mark the occasion. Ahead of Military Day Aug. 1, President Xi Jinping called for renewed efforts to boost solidarity among the military, the government, and the public.
Two senior military officers were also promoted to Generals. President Xi vowed to reform the military. And, he has launched a campaign that includes structural changes and a crackdown on corruption in the upper ranks.
CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports.