- Xi Jinping has told Chinese soldiers to keep their minds "alert for war"
- The Chinese president was captured issuing this command during his visit to a marine base in Chaozhou
- Jinping's order to the soldiers is coming amid global tension and rising political strain between Taiwan and Beijing
Xi Jinping, president of China, has urged the military personnel to focus on preparing for war amid recent political unrest that has pitched the country against the United States and other parts of the world.
Speaking during a visit to a military marine base on Tuesday, October 13, in Southern China, President Jinping told the soldiers to "maintain a high level of alert."
Jinping was said to be inspecting the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy-marine corps in Chaozhou of Guangdong province as part of celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Shenzhen special economic zone holding on Wednesday, October 15.
According to Daily Mail, the statement might be attributed to the rising political tension between China and Taiwan, a country in East Asia which Beijing, China's capital considers as its own.
"Focus all your minds and energy on preparing for war and maintain a high level of alert... safeguard the country's sovereignty security and marine interests."
Meanwhile, Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, resigned from his position on Friday, August 28, citing deteriorating health as a reason.
The 65-year-old is the longest-serving prime minister in the history of the Asain country, with his resignation bringing an abrupt end to a record-setting tenure with no clear successor yet in place.
According to Yahoo News, Abe has been over the years battling with "ulcerative colitis," a chronic bowel condition where the colon and rec'tum are severely inflamed.
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