China issued new guideline on military training; to build a scientific, regulated and cooperative mechanism in actual combat training and joint military training among different groups.
The guideline was approved by the Central Military Commission recently the Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday.
The guideline centers on the Communist Party of China's goal of strengthening the army in the new era and building a world-leading army.
It also upholds military strategy in deepening reforms of national defense and the army, while adhering to the principle of gaining the ability to win in battles, Xinhua said.
The previous guideline belonged to different departments affiliated to the Central Military Commission, but now training will be directed by the commission, and the new guideline stresses the authority of the commission chairman.
The guideline also showed that military training in China is targeting actual combat, including preparation for battle in a complex environment, Song, a military expert said. "The guideline also provides safeguards for current military training and embodies rule of the country and the army by law."