nhua/Li Gang) Speaking to national lawmakers from the People's Lib??eration Army (PLA) at the ongoing annual parliamentary session, Xi, also ??general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee?? and chairman of the Central Military Commission, said efforts should be ??made to provide greater science and technology support for the PLA. Sinc??e the 18th CPC National Congress in late 2012, historic breakthrough in n??ational defense and military reform has been made, significant progress i??n combat readiness has been achieved, and crushing momentum in fighting c??orruption has been realized, he saidK

. Pointing to the profound changes b??rought by sci-tech advancement to people's lifestyles and the world's mil??itary development, Xi said, "We must have a greater sense of urgency to p??ush for sci-tech innovation and advancement with greater determination an??d efforts." He called for enhanced top-level design and strategic planni??ng in promoting military-civilian integration in national defense technol??ogy and military eq8

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uipment, and strengthening military and civilian coope??ration in training high-quality military personnel. He urged the PLA to ??speed up the transition featuring better quality and performance with the?? intensive application of advanced technologies in army building. Civil ??technologies should better serve military purposes, and defense technolog??ies should be adapted and applied well for civil use, the president said.?? Efforts to improve the training system of military personnel should als??o be strengthened to foster a large number of high-quality military talen??t, Xi said, adding that enhancing scientific and technological attainment?? of officers and men should be a basic requirement for the PLA. He p