Xi Calls for Strong Army, Tells China Troops ‘World Isn’t Safe’

Bloomberg.com reports: “President Xi Jinping said China needs to speed up the modernization of its military to fend off threats in increasingly dangerous times.

‘The world isn’t safe at this moment’ Xi, wearing a camouflauge military uniform, said on Sunday after riding in an open jeep at an army parade in Inner Mongolia. ‘A strong army is needed now more than ever.’

The speech came just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump lambasted China for failing to do more to stop North Korea’s nuclear program, saying ‘we will no longer allow this to continue.’ North Korea, which relies on ally China for food and fuel, test-fired a second intercontinental ballistic missile late on Friday night…”

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