C313X0139H_2014資料照片_N71_copy1 copyThe People’s Liberation Army’s General Political Department has ordered the army and armed police across the nation to discuss combat readiness and effectiveness, the army’s media outlet PLA Daily reported on Tuesday. The PLA Daily said the across-the-board discussions are aimed at instilling the concept of combat readiness, adding that the discussion will be the army’s prime political task this year. The PLA General Political Department has required military officers to learn about modern military technology and IT systems and to analyze what it takes to win a modern war. The discussions will entail weeding out military practices that run counter to the “combat-readiness standard” and studying the Communist Party of China Central Military Commission chairman Xi Jinping’s remarks on national defense and army building, according to the PLA Daily. MORE