The Central Military Commission’s Talent Work Conference was held in Beijing from the 26th to the 28th. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission attended the meeting and delivered an important speech. He emphasized that the way to strengthen the army is to win people. Talent is a key factor in promoting the high-quality development of our army, winning military competition and taking the initiative in future wars. It is of great practical significance and far-reaching historical significance for achieving the party’s goal of strengthening the army in the new era and building our army into a world-class army in an all-round way. It is necessary to implement the spirit of the Central Talents Work Conference, thoroughly implement the strategy of strengthening the army with talents in the new era, and ensure that it provides solid support for the realization of the goal of the century-long struggle of the army, and the overall level of talents ranks among the forefront of the world‘s military powers.
At 4 o’clock in the afternoon on the 26th, Xi Jinping came to the Jingxi Hotel. In the warm applause, he cordially received the conference delegates and took a group photo with them.
In his speech, Xi Jinping first emphasized that the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Party has comprehensively summarized the major achievements and historical experience of our party over the past century, emphasized the need to adhere to the principle of the party’s management of talents, in-depth implementation of the strategy of strengthening the country by talents in the new era, and speed up the construction of an important talent center in the world. And innovation highland, gather the world‘s talents and use it. It is necessary to study and implement in the spirit of the plenary session, and do a good job in all aspects of strengthening the army with talents in the new era.
Xi Jinping pointed out that since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee and the Central Military Commission have implemented the strategy of strengthening the army with talents, adhered to the correct political direction of talent work, focused on preparing for war and cultivating talents, strengthening the deployment of military personnel modernization, and deepening the reform of military human resources policies and systems. The field of talent is open and integrated, and our military’s talent work has made historic achievements.
Xi Jinping emphasized that the world’s major changes unseen in a century are accelerating and evolving. The new round of scientific and technological revolutions and military revolutions are changing with each passing day. Our military is striding forward to achieve the goal of the century-old military in accordance with the new “three-step” strategic arrangement for national defense and military modernization. The whole army must strengthen its sense of mission and urgency in implementing the strategy of strengthening the army with talents in the new era, plan scientifically, step up actions, strengthen talent work in an all-round way, and better play the role of talents in leading and supporting the cause of strengthening the army.
Xi Jinping pointed out that to implement the strategy of strengthening the army with talents in the new era, it is necessary to implement the party’s thinking on strengthening the army in the new era, implement the military strategy of the new era, implement the strategic arrangements for national defense and military modernization, focus on achieving the goal of the century-old army, and promote the capabilities of military personnel. The overall transformation and upgrading of quality, structural layout, development and management, forging high-quality and professional new-type military talents with both ability and political integrity, ensuring major progress in the modernization of military personnel, and major breakthroughs in the development of talents in key areas. To implement the strategy of strengthening the army with talents in the new era, the party’s absolute leadership over the army must be implemented in all aspects and the entire process of talent work. The ability to fight and win wars must be taken as the starting point and goal of talent work, and it must be facing the frontiers of the world‘s military and national security. In order to meet the needs of national defense and military modernization, we must cultivate and use talents in all directions, we must deepen the reform of military human resources policies and systems, and we must implement the strategy of strengthening the country with talents.
Xi Jinping emphasized that to implement the strategy of strengthening the army with talents in the new era, it is necessary to coordinate the overall situation, highlight the key points, and comprehensively promote the training, use, evaluation, service, support, and incentives of talents, so as to promote the overall improvement with key breakthroughs. We must plan to advance our military’s talent work in the party and the country’s talent work, adhere to the military demand orientation, do a good job in planning, policy, and work to form a good situation for the efficient advancement of our military’s talent work.
Xi Jinping pointed out that political standards are the number one standard for our military’s talents, and political requirements are the most fundamental requirements for our military’s talents. We must firmly control the political barrier, strengthen ideological and political construction, do a good job in soul-building and education and political inspection, and ensure that the talents that are cultivated and used are absolutely politically sound.
Xi Jinping emphasized that it is necessary to stick to the path of self-cultivation of talents, insist on training the army as the mainstay, combine multiple methods, form a talent training and use model with our army’s characteristics, and improve the ability and level of the supply of talents for preparing for war. It is necessary to make great efforts to strengthen scientific and technological literacy and improve the actual ability to win modern wars. It is necessary to implement the policy of military education in the new era, implement the strategy of prioritizing the development of academies, accelerate the construction of first-class military academies, and train first-class military personnel. It is necessary to strengthen practical experience and encourage and guide officers and soldiers to experience wind and rain, see the world, strengthen their muscles and bones, and develop their talents in fiery military practice.
Xi Jinping pointed out that it is necessary to make good use of talents in all fields, adhere to the use-oriented, accurate and efficient allocation of military human resources, and ensure that talents are optimally allocated and maximized effectiveness. We must adhere to the classification and implementation of policies, do a good job in the training and use of joint operations command personnel, new combat force personnel, high-level scientific and technological innovation personnel, and high-level strategic management personnel, and give full play to the role of sergeants and civilian personnel.
Xi Jinping emphasized that it is necessary to grasp the law of military personnel growth, grasp the characteristics and requirements of various types of personnel development, innovate management concepts and methods, and strengthen professional, refined, and scientific management. It is necessary to advance the optimization of the military human resources policy system and strengthen the supporting construction of the policy system. It is necessary to create a strong atmosphere of trust, respect, support, and care for talents throughout the army, and fully stimulate the entrepreneurial enthusiasm, initiative, and creativity of the talents.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the Military Commission must strengthen its leadership over the work of talents, and that party committees at all levels must fulfill their main responsibilities. Leading cadres, especially senior cadres, must have a strong sense of talent and be a good Bole in the new era. The central and state agencies, and local party committees and governments at all levels must support the military to do a good job of talents, and make concerted efforts to continuously advance the cause of strengthening the military.
Xu Qiliang, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, and Zhang Youxia, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the meeting and put forward requirements for implementing the spirit of Jinping’s important speech and doing a good job in the work of our army in the new era.
Members of the Central Military Commission Wei Fenghe, Li Zuocheng, Miao Hua, and Zhang Shengmin attended the meeting. The relevant leading comrades of various departments of the Military Commission, various theaters, various services and arms, the Academy of Military Sciences, the National Defense University, the National University of Defense Technology, and the Armed Police Force attended the meeting.