Xi Jinping told aircraft carrier captain to build up combat readiness: official magazine

A Communist Party magazine has revealed the chief concerns President Xi Jinping  expressed during his inspection of the country’s first aircraft carrier in August.

“[You should] build up [the carrier’s] combat readiness and logistics and support expeditiously,” the carrier’s captain, Zhang Zheng, said Xi told him before wrapping up his inspection of the Liaoning, according to an account in this month’s issue of Dangjian, or Party Construction, magazine. Continue reading