China’s Xi orders military to prepare for “non-war” operations


China’s ruling Communist Party government will prepare its troops to carry out a wide range of actions beyond the war, following new orders from General Secretary Xi Jinping of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The order directs the CCP’s military sector to adopt 59 individual regulatory summaries on a trial basis. according to To the state-run news agency Xinhua. The regulatory outline focuses on developing China’s military across a range of regional and global security interests in the guise of promoting “world peace.”

“”[The outline] It systematically regulates basic principles, organization and command, types of operations, operational support, political activities, and implements them for the military. “

According to the announcement, this overview prepares the military to ensure China’s sovereignty, security and development interests, and regional stability.

The new guidance also rigorously implements “Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with the Characteristics of China in the New Era.”

Xi Jinping Thought refers to Xi’s personally revised communist ideological brand that utilizes both Marxism-Leninism and Maoism. It became more and more popular in the CCP as Xi expanded his personal power and the authoritarian scope of the party. The CCP amended the Constitution in 2018 to refer to it by name.

To be precise, there was no further clarification as to what the outline was classified as “non-war” military action in the CCP’s view. For example, the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine is only called a “special military operation” by Chinese and Russian officials, and those who call it an aggression are censored in mainland China.

Xi may also be trying to prepare Chinese troops by presenting a legal basis for the military involvement of adversaries without recognizing the conflict as a war. To that end, the announcement also stated that the overview “uses as a legal basis for non-war military operations.”

Therefore, a push to test a new overview of “non-war military action” could indicate that a new surge of CCP aggression is coming to the Indo-Pacific. In the Indo-Pacific, the administration continues to force expansion of its territory through the creation of artificial islands. Attempted to eliminate international efforts to build relations with Taiwan.

Historically, the Chinese Communist Party has used peacekeeping operations to lay a diplomatic base abroad and, through which it has expanded its military footprint. Businesses in Africa and the Middle East have been used to establish military cooperation agreements, the sale of weapons and surveillance techniques, and the development of missiles and nuclear weapons, not to mention overseas military bases in Djibouti, on the corner of Africa.

The CCP is now trying to extend that kind of defense diplomacy throughout the Pacific Ocean.

The Chinese government will consolidate a controversial security agreement with the Solomon Islands in May, under which it will provide small countries with new infrastructure and security training. Similarly, it is pouring billions of dollars into the expansion of Cambodia’s naval base and other infrastructure, granting the Chinese Navy unprecedented access to the Gulf of Thailand.

Similarly, in May, the Chinese Communist Party rushed to try to conclude security agreements for 10 countries in the South Pacific, pretending to have created broad security and trade agreements. That effort required the Confucius Institute to accept classes on communist ideology, and was discovered by other signatories to the agreement after it was discovered that it could block the US ability to fish tuna. Of the area that was finally rejected.

Xi’s announcement also told U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin a few days that China’s defense minister “doesn’t hesitate to start a war regardless of cost” if the CCP is imposed on Taiwan’s problems. It will be done later.

The CCP claims that Taiwan is part of its territory, but the island and its territory have never been under the control of the CCP and have been autonomous since 1949.

Andrew Thornbrook


Andrew Thornebrooke is a reporter for The Epoch Times, which deals with China-related issues with a focus on defense, military and national security. He holds a master’s degree in military history from Norwich University.