BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the country's armed forces to contribute to fostering a community of shared future for mankind.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks Tuesday while addressing a grand gathering in celebration of the 90th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
China has always been a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and an upholder of international order, said Xi, adding that the PLA has been a steadfast keeper of world peace.
The PLA will continue international military exchanges and cooperation to cope with global security challenges, said Xi.
It will also actively implement the responsibilities and duties commensurate with the country's international status, said Xi.