BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), concluded an inspection tour of east China's Jiangsu and Fujian provinces, a CMC statement said on Thursday.
During the tour, he called for loyalty to the Party leadership and confidence in the ongoing military reform campaign, according to the statement.
The armed forces should allocate more time to instilling a sense of loyalty and political discipline among officers and soldier, Xu said.
The political work of the armed forces should also contribute to their combat readiness, he said.
As China's military undergoes a critical period of restructuring, it is important that the armed forces consolidate confidence among servicemen and women, and improve their understanding of the reform campaign, he said.