Xi Jinping has vowed to make China’s military a ‘great wall of steel’ in the first speech of the new presidential term. “We must build the People’s Liberation Army into a great wall of steel that effectively safeguards national sovereignty, security, and development interests,” the Chinese President told nearly 3,000 delegates of the National People’s Congress. His speech comes amid spiralling tensions with India along the LAC, with Taiwan and the U.S.-led West amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. Watch this video for more details. Hindustan Times, owned by HT Media Ltd, is one of India’s largest publications that provides unbiased news, analysis and features on politics, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and more. Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep.