Xi Jinping, the Chinese communist party leader, stressed that the military forces must intensify their training programs and update military equipment.

He added that the PLA (Peoples Liberation Army) should increase the integration of new equipment while making the training exercises more advanced. He pointed out that he would want to see real-life scenario simulations being used in training programs.

It was also suggested that there should be more computer-generated simulations integrated into the training and combating programs. These simulations were addressed as “combat realms,” and he expects to see more different types of realms that mimic actual war scenarios.

The Inclusion of Hi-Tech in Military Training is the only way out.

Xi further suggested that the army should explore further opportunities for adding* “hi-tech and the internet”* in its training.

The new order for 2021 has been very different from what Xi Jinping had addressed in his 2020 order. The focus has greatly shifted from the mere need to “manage crises” and “deter war” towards having more simulated and advanced combat training.

All this is very surprising if we recall Xi’s agenda from the beginning of the presidency in 2013., which was based on the thesis that China will achieve socialist modernization by 2035.

However, given the Chinese president’s most recent statements, security goals on the Chinese president’s priority scale seem to have overtaken those of an economic nature.

At the time, the Chinese president’s priority seemed to be a further economic expansion of the Chinese market, not military readiness and strategy.

Are such statements and the call for military readiness the result of the global crisis caused by the coronary virus pandemic, which many still blame on China, or is it something else?

The global community must, despite all adversity and the general disregard for other state interests at the time of this pandemic, be aware of the gravity and possible consequences of such statements.