Chinese navy officers stand in formation to mark the moment while crossing the international date line on the Chinese missile destroyer Xi'an during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercises in the Pacific Ocean on June 24, 2016. (Xinhua/Li Tang)
BEIJING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- A symposium was held on Friday and Saturday in Beijing to discuss matching military training and drills of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) with real combat.
Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), urged military units at all levels to boost training with the same intensity of real combat in order to sharpen the troops' fighting capability.
Fan warned against formalism and fraud in military training and exercises.
Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of the CMC, said at the symposium that matching training with real combat is crucial to the strategic plan to build a strong military, adding fighting capability is the essential gauge in promoting combat-oriented training.