(Note: The following is the English translation of a leaked secret audio file of the war mobilization meeting of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Communist Party Committee of China on May 14, 2022. The audio file was released by Lude Media. Photos added to post for reference)
Three Tasks and Suggestions for Normal to War Transition (corresponding time code on the audio file: 0:00)
After receiving the national mobilization order and Normal Time to War Defense instructions, the provincial government determined that the Guangdong Provincial Committee immediately hold an expanded meeting of the Standing Committee.
The War Mobilization Meeting was coded as “DY-2022 Event”. DY stands for Dong Yuan(动员), which means mobilization. This is the Confidentiality Agreement every participant must sign before they attended the meeting. Provided by Lude Media.
English translation of the above Confidentiality Agreement.
Comrades, we now convene an expanded meeting of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee, mainly to decide the province’s major issues related to the transition to a wartime system.
First of all, Comrade Zhang Hu（张虎） will convey the national mobilization order and the instruction spirit of the State Council Central Military Commission on transferring to the wartime system and put forward a Normal to War transition proposal.
Zhang Hu, member of the Standing Committee of the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee, Executive Vice Governor of the Provincial Government and Deputy Secretary of the Party Group. Credit: news.qq.com
I will first convey the mobilization order of the People’s Republic of China.
The main purpose of the expanded meeting of the Standing Committee is to convey the instructions of the superior order, clarify the intention, study the situation, and clarify the main work and general requirements of the Normal to War transition.
According to the spirit of the instructions from above, combined with the actual situation in our province, it is recommended that in accordance with the principle of a rapid and orderly Normal to War status transition, military planning, and mobilization, we will focus on the following three tasks.
First, the construction of a national defense mobilization command system
Second, the implementation of a wartime work mechanism
Third, wartime control preparation
Next, please discuss and make speeches.
According to principles of being excellent at multiple domains, precise mobilization, and being led by combat concept, based on the mission and tasks of Guangdong, we propose three recommendations.
First, quickly build a joint command system between the military and the civil government.
Second, to coordinate the preparation of strategic victory mobilization.
Focus in the Taiwan Straits Area:
Replenish military sources, ensure forward push, ensure loading, ensure the navigation, and ensure island seizing
Focus in the South China Sea Area:
Complementing blind areas, maintaining rights and interests, supporting transportation, protecting islands and reefs, and controlling sea areas
Accordingly, I believe that we should follow policy ideas and methods that are demand-led, unified, and combined, precisely carry them out, grasp the differences, and do a good job of strategic mobilization and implementation of preparations for a decisive victory
Third, highlight and transform the resource potential of new domains and new systems, to focus on effectively making up for the shortage of troops, and adhere to the scientific and technological mobilization to mobilize the implementation of preparations in a prominent position.
The provincial military regions should work together with relevant industry authorities, to further dig deeper into the transformation, reconnaissance and early warning, network attack and defense, search and rescue, cross-sea delivery, and other resource potentials in new domains and new systems, to ensure that the best resources for the final battle, to ensure that best resources are utilized to ensure a strategic victory.
Proposal to Accomplish the Mission of Securing resources and Ensuring Strategic Victory (corresponding time code on the audio file: 2:37)
Dear Secretary and Deputy Secretary, my opinions are:
Resolutely implement the orders of the Party Central Committee, President Xi, and resolutely accomplish Guangdong’s mission of resolutely ensuring the resources to achieve a strategic and decisive victory.
I’ll make two suggestions.
First, quickly set up a joint military-civilian command party committee
Second, pay a high degree of attention to our own defense, adhere to the bottom line thinking, prepare for a rainy day, defend before the attack, and adhere to whole-process defense. Focus on the Pearl River Delta super-dense cities and important military and livelihood targets in the region. Plan early, coordinate well air defense, target defense, and various preparations for war. Maximumly protect people’s lives and properties and maintain the mobilization potential sustainably and to the maximum degree.
I add a suggestion.
In accordance with the idea of protecting the front line and maintaining stability at the same time, we should do well with social prevention and control, strict and tight. We should initiate the joint defense and control mechanism among the party, government, military, police, and civilians, and special measures for wartime control. We should transform the experiences we gained from pandemic prevention and control in previous years into wartime social prevention and control initiatives to ensure that people’s production and life are in order, to ensure the general situation of social stability, and to create a favorable environment and conditions for the strategic victory.
Deployment Decision of the Governor and the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee (corresponding time code on the audio file: 4:06)
After other leaders put forward relevant proposals, the governor put forward relevant requirements, and the provincial party secretary made the deployment decision.
The most urgent and top priority thing is, according to the deployment of the Party Central Committee, in accordance with the requirements of ensuring production, mobilization, and victory, we should ensure scientific coordination, strong and orderly organization of production, conversion, expansion, and stabilization of production.
All levels, all regions, and all departments in the province should quickly adjust the work priority, moving from focusing on economic development to ensuring strategic victory. Following the principle of military and civilians share the same heart, and military products first, we should coordinate well the military and civilian production.
We need to introduce targeted wartime policy measures and guide and support those high-tech and special enterprises that are included in the “potential resources in new domains and new systems” list to convert and expand their production.
We need to use a combination of political, economic, administrative, legal, and other means, to guide and help provincial enterprises, and key private enterprises to retain workers, and ensure stable production.
In the meantime, we should also focus on effectively preventing and resolving the risk of resource disruption and industry disruption, and do more and more to mobilize and counter-mobilize, mobilize within the region and mobilize overseas to ensure the security of the supply of important strategic materials.
Mobilization Focus: Coordinating the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea (Corresponding recording time point: 5:42)
Comrades, the strategic decisive victory is related to the great cause of our national rejuvenation and the future fate of our country. It will also impact the world’s strategic pattern. The Normal to War transition is a key move to win the overall war, the decisive battle of our country, and the people’s war in the new era. We must do it quickly and well.
First, we need to unify the ideological understanding and strengthen the awareness of transition. We won’t hesitate to start a war, crush Taiwan’s independence and strong enemies’ plots, and resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is the Party Central Committee, General Secretary Xi Jinping’s major strategic decision to coordinate the big pictures of international and domestic affairs, as well as the overall strategic situation of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. It was made after carefully reviewing the timing and the situations.
We must consciously strengthen the role of Guangdong, with a high level of political judgment, political comprehension, and political implantation ability. We must unify our thought and action according to the decision and deployment of the Party Central Committee and the Central Military Commission. United, we’ll be as solid as a fortress. We must ensure the supplies and the strategic victory. We must ensure that we accomplish our mission, to live up to the trust that is entrusted to us.
Zhou He, major general of People’s Liberation Army, commander of the Guangdong Military Region. Image source: Baidu
Second, we must unify well the organization and command [system], to ensure a reasonable transition. Just now, comrade Zhou He (周河）and comrade [Wang] Shouxin (王守信), respectively proposed the opening of a joint military-civilian command, the establishment of the command party committee. I agree with both of them. Submit the proposals to the higher party committee for approval according to the provisions.
Wang Shouxin, standing committee member of Guangdong Provincial Committee, political commissar of Guangdong Military Region. Image source: Baidu
The provincial industry special command posts must resolutely obey the unified command of the joint command, and the various military-civilian departments at all levels should both accomplish their respective duties and work closely together to ensure that the party, government, military, police, and civilians work together with combined forces to win.
Third, we must grasp the overall situation, jointly promote the implementation, and enhance the chance to win the transition. With the overall planning, we must accurately grasp the rhythm, scope, and intensity of the Normal to War State transition. We must fully ensure the needs of the troops, to support front-line operations. At the same time, we must also take into account the lives of the masses, and ensure the stability of the rear [of the battlefield].jo
In terms of mobilization focus, we need to coordinate the two areas of the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea. We must ensure everything both at sea and on land. We must ensure both traditional and new type forces, as well as resources from both the province and overseas. We must pool all our resources to ensure [the needs] in the Taiwan Strait area.
With organization and implementation, we must coordinate economically developed cities and relatively backward areas, general industry areas, and key industry areas, to ensure efficient and effective transfer to the wartime system.
Fourth, we must unify the wartime management, solid the transition bottom line, to firmly establish bottom-line thinking. Based on the actual situation that we have a large number of migrant workers, and a large number of factories and enterprises, we must strictly prevent the bank run tide, factory evacuation tide, and migrant workers returning home tide.
Based on the actual situation that we have many strategic channels and important targets, we must strictly do a good job to protect our roads and targets. We must strictly prevent the enemy’s strikes and attacks.
Based on the actual situation that we are adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao, and we have a long sea defense line, we must strictly prevent the enemy’s infiltration and destruction. We must prevent [the enemies] from using Hong Kong to create chaos, and then using chaos to disrupt the war, and so on.
In short, we must take multiple measures, and a multi-pronged approach to ensure the stability of the people’s perspective, the stability of social order, and the stability of the rear.
Command Structure, Operational Decision-making Mechanism, And Four Information And Communication Links (Corresponding recording time point: 9:14)
After the meeting, the Provincial Party Committee General Office issued the minutes of the meeting. It is recommended that all departments follow the deployment of the meeting, immediately open a joint military-civilian command and operational command posts, specifically plan and deploy, and organize the province’s Normal to War transition work.
Chiefs, according to the State Council Central Military Commission’s Normal to War transition instructions, and the decision of the provincial party committee standing committee, the province has completed the establishment of the military command structure at all levels as of 18:00 on April 18.
1. The structure of the command. The provincial military-civilian joint command, the South China Sea area command post, and a number of special mobilization command posts have been set up.
The provincial military-civilian joint command is composed of elite personnel from the provincial party committee, the provincial government, the provincial military district, and the provincial national mobilization committee related enterprise units, as well as the armed police Guangdong General Force, the armed police mobile six detachments, sea defense 311 brigade. It was set up for the provincial military district combat command center, in due course will transfer to the provincial war command post.
The provincial military-civilian joint command, as the highest decision-making command organ in this jurisdiction to command the use of national defense mobilization resources and to organize the implementation of the mobilization, directly accepts the command of the eastern and southern war zones, focusing on planning and organizing strategic decision-making and national defense mobilization operations, as well as decision-making defense operations.
The South China Sea area command post is formed by elite forces of the command. It will be sent to the Zhanjiang area in due course, and focus on the prewar preparation in the South China Sea area, as well as organizational planning and command and control.
The special command post relies on the relevant military-civilian departments and industry systems and has constructed 12 special command posts including people’s air defense, traffic mobilization, national economic mobilization, public opinion propaganda, stability maintenance, and chaos control. They were set up by each lead unit. Under the unified command of the military-civilian joint command, they shall organize and implement mobilization tasks in each section, and organize and take command of special operations.
2. Composition of command post personnel. The provincial party committee secretary is the general commander of the provincial military-civilian joint command, the governor, the provincial military region commander, political commissar for the commander are commanders.
Two centers including the command and control and national defense mobilization have been set up, to take charge of three departments including management and coordination, political work, and rear area logistics support.
The command and control center is mainly responsible for ensuring that the commander set the determination of action before participating in the war, command and control the ground defense, maritime reconnaissance, and people’s air defense, and assist in anti-terrorism and stability operations.
The defense mobilization center is mainly responsible for guaranteeing the commander to set the mobilization determination, organizing and coordinating the implementation of national defense mobilization tasks, organizing mobilization support, assembly, transportation, handover, and other actions; the other three departments are responsible for the planning, organization, and coordination of related areas.
3. The command and decision-making operation mechanism. A unified leadership, sub-domain decision-making, coordination, and implementation of the command and decision-making and operation mode has been set up.
One, is the establishment of unified leadership of the command party committee, the first secretary is the provincial party committee secretary, and the secretary and deputy secretary are the provincial military district political commissar, governor, and provincial military district commander respectively. The party committee shall collectively study and make decisions on major national defense mobilization matters before joining the war.
Second, is the clear division of responsibility for sub-domain decision-making. After the party committee makes a decision, the commander of the division is responsible for the implementation. The governor is responsible for organizing the implementation of mobilization tasks. The commander of the provincial military district is responsible for organizing and commanding the action before participation in the war, in collaboration with the governor to organize the implementation of mobilization tasks. The political commissar of the provincial military district is responsible for organizing and leading political work, in collaboration with the commander to organize and command relevant actions.
Three, is the execution capability to collaborate and implement tasks. Routine coordination, contact, and consultation mechanism should be set up to meet and discuss the list of issues prior to action, give feedback on the mobilization process during the action, and jointly evaluate the effectiveness and the results after the action, to achieve fast and efficient command.
Fourth, is the command and insurance system. Based on the information security of the data and information room, a battalion scale information and communication force shall be set up at the provincial level, while a company scale and a platoon scale one should be set up at the municipal level and the county level respectively, to ensure the communication capability.
Using the means of the military and civilians at all levels, four main links have been established.
One, information link from the military commission joint command center to the war zone joint command center, to the province, city, and county military joint command center has been set up; mainly relying on the war zone joint command information system and the confidential information remote delivery system to be integrated into the joint command system.
Second, leadership, management, and information links from the mobilization department of the military commission to the provincial military district leadership management, mainly relying on the 509+ platform, national defense mobilization task information command system to assist mobilization organization command.
Third, the command communication links from the provincial, city, and county level military-civilian joint commands to the task teams, mainly relying on the ultra-short wave, Tiantong-1 satellite phone to establish mobile communications in motion.
Fourth, command and communication links from the army to the civilians, relying on the interconnection of the confidential password system on the Acer government intranet to deploy the national defense mobilization information system in relevant local civilian departments, and to introduce and import all kinds of civilian data to the military-civilian joint command, to open up the connection channel between the military and the civilian department.
End of report!
Types and Quantities of Mobilization Tasks in Guangdong Province (Corresponding recording time point: 14:46)
We’ll skip the rehearsal on the start-up of the Normal to War transformation for today! Let’s move on to the next issue, the mobilization planning exercise.
Mobilization planning rehearsal
After receiving instructions from higher orders, the Guangdong joint military-civilian command held a party committee meeting to understand the task and judge the situation. All central departments have revised and improved their proposals, and are very determined. They have also made recommendations.
Comrades, now we continue our meeting. After the orders and instructions on national defense mobilization and ground defense operations were issued by the eastern and southern theaters of war. We specifically held a party committee meeting to understand the orders, instructions and tasks, clearly put the relevant major issues to all centers and departments. In accordance with the spirit of the party committee, we revised the national defense mobilization and ground defense operation [plans]. Now let’s hold a task planning meeting to study the planning, mobilization and ground defense operations tasks. First, let’s ask the command and control center to communicate their understanding and the tasks.
Commander, our tasks come from three areas.
One, the mobilization tasks issued to our province by the eastern and southern war zones totaling 20 categories and 239 items, mainly 1,358 detachments of various types with a total of 140,000 personnel, 953 ships of various types, and 1,653 units/sets of various unmanned equipment. Other resources include 20 airports and docks, 6 repair and shipbuilding yards, 14 emergency transfer centers, and resources such as grain depots, hospitals, blood stations, oil depots, gas stations, etc.
Two, the national defense mobilization recruitment office will recruit new military service personnel, retired military personnel, and special talents totaling 15,500 people from our province.
Third, the National Defense Commission clearly stated that our province shall coordinate the implementation of the seven types of national level warfare resources, including, mainly, 64 10,000-ton roll-on/roll-off ships, 38 aircraft, 588 train cars and 19 civil facilities including airports and docks,
Third, the national mobilization committee has made it clear that our province coordinates the implementation of the region’s national strategic resources, mainly including 64 10,000-ton trains/ships and boats, 38 aircraft, 588 train cars and airports, housing and other civilian facilities.
Through study and evaluation, we can summarize our province’s missions as follows.
First, to offer full support for the decisive battle at the Taiwan Strait. All resources in our province should be utilized so that all regions and cities can work together to ensure operations of defense combat clusters and their expansions, mobility, assembly, loading, combat, search and rescue, etc. In particular, we should mobilize and expropriate all sea and air transport capacity to protect the across sea cooperation of troops, to ensure that the island seizing troops can get across the sea, and more troops can follow to seize the island.
Second, to support the distant cruise. We will basically organize new-style ocean-going forces to conduct reconnaissance, submarine search, search and rescue outside the first island chain, to protect the forward deployment of rocket forces, support troops to rescue the wounded and repair ships and aircraft. We need to play a full role in these.
Third, to participate in the South China Sea interoperability, the mobilization of professional repair forces and air and sea transport forces to assist the troops to repair and set towers and markers, and the organization of militia fishing boats to respond to the infringement of the Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia and other countries, to fight well the people’s war at sea.
Fourth, to assist Hong Kong and Macao to maintain stability, organize road traffic control, and mobilize high-speed passenger ships, helicopters and other air and sea transport to protect the rapid transit of troops. Organize port control, maintain and ensure the livelihood of Hong Kong and Macao, to prevent the enemies to use Hong Kong to create chaos for China.
Fifth, to maintain the stability of the rear, pull together the overall strength of the party, government, military, police and civilians as a whole, to help guard 61 important military objectives and 276 important civilian targets, maintain social order, cohesion and morale of the people, and continue to push the war forward.
Mobilization Modes, Tasks and Progress (Corresponding recording time point: 18:48)
Just now, the command and control center conveyed and designated the tasks. Next, we’ll ask Governor [Wang] Weizhong ( 王伟中） to organize the study of the planning of mobilization tasks.
Wang Weizhong, Deputy Secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, Secretary of the Party Group and Governor of Guangdong Province. Photo credit: Baidu
Now, let’s study the planning of mobilization tasks. First, we’ll ask the National Defense Mobilization Center to report on the situation.
These two days, Vice Governor [Wang] Zhizhong( 王志忠） has been in our center to coordinate the mobilization tasks in the two strategic areas of the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea. We analyzed and compared our province’s potential resources, and revised and improved our mobilization program. First, let me report the relevant information as follows.
Wang Zhizhong , Vice Governor and member of the Party Group of Guangdong Province, Secretary of the Party Committee, Director and Inspector General of the Provincial Public Security Department, and First Deputy Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of the Provincial Party Committee. Photo credit: Baidu.
First, the mobilization guidance. We followed new situation-led mobilization guidance and focused on the Taiwan Strait, the integration of the two seas, the aggregation of systems, mingling and recasting of our forces, and gathering energy and strength on new domains.
We will coordinate the deployment of our province’s potential resources, digging deeper into the new domain, and new quality mobilization potential. Ensuring the [success of] the decisive battle in the Taiwan Strait is our first priority. We will coordinate and ensure support and response in the South China Sea area, comprehensively respond to the chain reactions in local areas, Hong Kong and Macao
Second, the creation of a three-area mobilization and deployment model.
One is the front mobilization in the Taiwan Strait direction, consisting of four cities in eastern Guangdong as the front position for strategic decision-making.
One is the support and response in the South China Sea direction, consisting of seven cities in western and northern Guangdong as the key response for strategic decision-making.
Another one is the core mobilization area for mobile support, consisting of six major cities in the Pearl River Delta and the main deployment sites of the 74th Army Group as the key support for strategic decision-making.
Third, the task distinction. We will focus on the following five types of major tasks.
1) Ground recruitment to be done in accordance with the principle of matching positions with training, balanced burden, leaving a margin, ensuring approval, and continuity.
Reserve personnel should be recruited from relevant sectors. Retired military personnel shall be mainly recruited from the rear region, special talents should be mainly recruited from the Pearl River Delta industrial clusters.
2) Maritime support mobilization, including roll-on/roll-off vessels ships, fishing vessels, salvage vessels, multi-purpose vessels and other types of vessels. They will mainly come from mobilization in the provincial industry system and fourteen coastal cities.
3) New domain and new system resource mobilization, including aerospace reconnaissance, ocean warning, cyberspace, underwater detection, unmanned combat resources and other potential new domain and new system resources, mainly from mobilization in the core area of the Pearl River Delta.
4) Equipment and material mobilization, including ship repair yards, grain depots, blood stations, oil depots, gas stations, etc., in accordance with the principle of integration of blocks and strips, mainly coming from mobilization in the economic centers at all levels, material insurance bases, comprehensive regional support centers.
5) Ground defense force mobilization, including all kinds of militia detachments and defense mobilization professional teams. They will be recruited locally and put into use locally. Mobilization is mainly implemented by all the cities in combination with their other tasks at the same level.
Among the above-given mobilization tasks, 239 tasks in 8 categories have all been assigned in accordance with the step-by-step mobilization program.
For the 43 new tasks in 3 categories, we will implement them with cross-regional coordination, emergent deployment and expansion, and expansion of the field to supplement. In general, we are able to complete the tasks.
However, in the process of implementing the mobilization tasks, the following two aspects still need special attention.
1, is the recruitment problem, to complete the recruitment task of 15,500 troops within a month, especially the first delivery of 2,500, to achieve this recruitment target, time is very tight.
2, is the maritime support coordination, mainly because all kinds of tasks are big. There are still problems with the ship personnel quality and excellence rate in wartime, as well as equipment fit rate.
End of report.
Just now, the National Defense Mobilization Center reported on the implementation of the proposed mobilization tasks. The tasks are basically clear, the key is whether they can be assigned out. The two issues that need attention are very important, what additional comments do you have?
The Coordination of National Strategic Resources (Corresponding recording time point: 22:55)
I will make an additional statement on the coordination of the implementation of national-level strategic resources.
The national mobilization order has clarified that the national level strategic resources within Guangdong Province are to be uniformly coordinated by National Defense Commission and the Strategic Direction Coordination Group by issuing a call-up order and specifying the mobilization tasks.
Our province is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the assembly, formation, modification, transportation, and handover of resources. This task has many coordination steps and a long implementation chain.
For example, for the 10K-ton roll-on/roll-off ships, we have to cooperate with the national shipping authorities to make a good call up and refitting program, as well as to quickly organize the militia on board for the ships, equip them with weapons and equipment, and organize the transportation and handover.
We must have an overall perspective and effectively accomplish this task.
It is recommended that in accordance with the principle of unified decision-making, graded implementation, and sub-industry guidance, the relevant provincial industry authorities should guide the municipalities, each implementing well their tasks.
In addition, in recent years, our province’s new domain new system mobilization force construction development is very fast. I’ve seen among the task requested by the troops, many needs are from this aspect. We should also pay attention to the implementation of this part of the task.
Recruitment (Corresponding recording time point:24:13 )
Anyone has additional comments?
If not, let’s study the three main types of tasks together around recruitment, maritime support mobilization, and new domain and new system force mobilization.
First, regarding the recruitment issue, please make comments.
Commander, in response to the current problem of tight recruitment time, we can speed up the recruitment
through 3 methods.
First, with the help of big data technology, utilize the grassroots organization work to recruit at the first opportunity.
Second, standardize the medical examination, synchronize it with medical history investigation and political background examination, and finalize the qualified ones at the first opportunity.
Third, assembly and handover fast, coordinate and dock with the military transport department to quickly organize and arrange the departure plan, assemble the recruited soldiers at the first opportunity, and deliver them to the destination according to the planned timing.
To this end, it is recommended that the Health Commission and the Public Security Department assist in developing special channels for medical examinations and political examinations in different parts of the province, so as to provide on-the-go examination services for the applicants.
Under-Secretary-General, for the off-site political background examinations and medical examinations, please coordinate and implement these well!
Noted! Let me add one more point!
It is known that now that we are really going to war, there are people who enthusiastically sign up for the war, but there are also people who are afraid of the war and timid. They want to avoid the war!
I suggest that, on the one hand, the scope of propaganda should be wide, and the mainstream media should make a big fanfare, to promote that strategic victory against Taiwan is very important to the completion of the unification of the motherland and the great rejuvenation of our nation! Inspire all the people of our province to make a common cause and support the determination of the whole nation to face the enemies!
On the other hand, anti-corruption efforts should be strong! For the applicants, we need to offer services to solve their difficulties, pay regular door-to-door visits to eliminate their worries, to know the situation of their readiness and willingness for war.
For outstanding performance, especially meritorious awards, we need to visit their homes to report the good news, offer timely public recognition and awards, as well as good pension and treatment.
I add, in addition to positive incentives, we need also increase the punishment according to law! For those who refuse to be conscripted, government departments need to visit their homes first to offer guidance, and give them administrative punishment according to the law. Members of the Communist Party should be punished according to party discipline. For serious cases, severe punishment should be applied according to the criminal law and military service law! And their punishment should be exposed.
End of report!
All levels in the province, based on existing recruitment methods, shall establish wartime military recruitment agencies. Health commissions, public security, education, veterans and other government departments should fully cooperate to offer maximum service for the military recruitment of service. We need to make known the laws, etc. Create a full-scale local record. No matter how tight the time is, and how heavy the tasks are, we must get on top of the timing and accomplish all the tasks at high standards in a timely manner!
Maritime Support and Ship Retrofitting (Corresponding recording time point: 27:31)
Let’s move on to the Maritime Support Mobilization Order! You have the floor!
I speak on the issue of ship retrofitting!
The task given by the war zone is to complete the retrofitting of 365 ro-ro ships, etc., all kinds of ships, within 45 days. In addition, we are responsible for 64 national resource ships in our jurisdiction and other 8 ships.
There are 90 enterprises in our province that have the ability to retrofit ships. They can retrofit 113 ships altogether at the same time. 280 can be done this month!
But from the layout perspective, high-quality shipbuilding and retrofitting resources concentrate in Guangzhou, Yangjiang, Dongguan, and other places. The capability in east Guangdong is weak!
We have taken three approaches to tackle this.
First, we bring together the excellent forces, utilize the province’s large ship repair yards, and organize over 1,000-ton transport ships. We centrally manage them according to their categories.
Second, multi-point deployment. We choose 23 docks from coastal cities to rapidly retrofit motorized fishing boats.
Third, the resources of the area, we organize and recruit ship repair forces from Guangzhou, Jiangmen, and Zhanjiang to strengthen the eastern part of Guangdong. I suggest we take the lead in related works, together with the provincial agricultural and rural economic organizations to guide the municipalities, to promote the implementation.
This matter will be led and implemented by you. You also have to fully anticipate all kinds of complications, especially to strengthen the ship repair yard, and housing, as well as the procurement and supply of raw materials and accessories. Think carefully and thoroughly about all aspects to ensure that the task is completed on time.
Shipboard Personnel Recruitment and Deployment (Corresponding recording time point: 29:27)
Just now, the mobilization task proposal mentioned the strengthening of the ship’s personnel and equipment deployment, what are your considerations on this issue?
Commanders! Regarding the formation of the fleet and the distribution of personnel and equipment, we are prepared to arrange it in this way.
First, equip the ships with strong cadres. According to the different support items and specific uses, they are formed into 3 brigades, 45 squadrons, and 135 detachments. We have prepared 231 cadres to accompany the ships, 3 of them are in regimental positions, 45 battalion positions, and 183 other military cadres.
Second, optimize the ship’s militia. Equip them with the main crew, veterans, and equipment in a mixed-mode. The transportation ships are mainly manned with defense forces, medical personnel, and correspondents. Ten thousand-ton ships are equipped with a platoon, thousand-ton ships with a squad, and hundred-ton ships with a squad. Each group of the militia is mainly composed of defense forces and main equipment operators.
Third, load the ships with high-tech equipment. Follow the latest task needs of the maritime militia, and equip the militia with a variety of unmanned equipment, radar, sonar, and other high-tech equipment. Altogether there are more than 2,000 sets.
End of report!
Comrade Zou Jun(邹军)! The Defense Mobilization Center put forward the demand for 231 cadres to man the ships, can it be met?
We have made a unified deployment of the backbone cadres according to the tasks and quotas of each unit. There is still a shortage of 68 active duty cadres and 91 local cadres. We suggest solving this in three ways.
First, transfer some from the inland military sub-districts, especially those who have participated in major maritime rights defense operations. We have a total of 57 cadres through the Navy exchange program. They can be added in accordance with the rules.
Second, choose from the civilian cadres, mainly from grassroots special cadres in the fisheries, and fishery management system who are familiar with the situation. Comrades who have rich experiences in maritime rights defense operations shall act as commanders.
Third, apply for deployment from the higher levels, apply to the Defense Mobilization Department of the Military Commission, and ask for the urgent transfer of some of the cadres who have rich experiences in maritime rights defense operations.
End of report!
Good! Mobilization at sea like this is very important! In addition to what you just mentioned, the mobilization at sea must be resolved!
Defense mobilization center and political work departments must reasonably rationalize the deployment of troops and backbone cadres, the provincial party committee organization department must do a good job with the relevant work.
Mobilization of Drones, Unmanned Boats, and Other High-tech Equipment (Corresponding recording time point: 32:31)
Next, we go on to study the new domain new system mobilization. First, I ask a question. Just not it was mentioned that the ships need to add more than two thousand pieces of high-tech equipment, how are you prepared?
As to the 2,000+ pieces of high-tech equipment, 480 drones and 70 unmanned boats are currently secured in place. We need to seize the moment to transfer.
As to the drone, the monthly production capacity of the province’s mobilization center, Shenzhen Keweitai, and Dongguan? is 80. We also urgently mobilized Shenzhen Smart Drone(SMD), Dongguan? Guangzhou Hopong and other 9 companies with this production capacity to cooperate to push this forward.
As to the unmanned boats, tthe monthly production capacity of the province’s unmanned boat mobilization center, Zhuhai Yunzhou, and Jianglong Shipbuilding is up to 90. Both of the above tasks can be completed on time.
But we may face supply chain disruption impact after returning(?). It is recommended we take the following measures.
First, organize designated enterprises, take measures to stabilize the workers on duty and draw personnel from other enterprises in the same type of positions to make up for the task gap in the designated enterprises.
Second, purchase from other foreign provinces. Produce and purchase them at designated enterprises to ensure the supply of raw materials.
Third, the deployment of the transport sector. Open up green channels and other ways to ensure transportation in a variety of ways.
End of report.
Cyber Attacks and Network Protection (Corresponding recording time point: 34:11)
Our province is a large and strong province in terms of Internet capacity.
According to the mobilization mission needs, how to select the best of the best, to explore the network potential hidden in the civilian population to support operations? What do you think?
Superiors asked us to mobilize 21 network attack and control detachments, we’ve mobilized 15, with a current shortage of 6 detachments and 60 people. We also lack 32 attack and control system industry network expert talents. Our advice is to mobilize Qianxin, Huawei, Tencent, and other key high-tech enterprises, and enhance the corresponding distribution to meet the needs of the troops.
On the other hand, we should also transfer attack and control system industry network experts from the Southern Power Grid Guangdong Company, Guangzhou Metro Group, and other large enterprises.
At the same time, through the computer network security association, the provincial network security association, the provincial threat intelligence data alliance, these three major network industry associations, to further explore the potential.
In addition, we will work with the relevant industry authorities to strengthen information systems monitoring and early warning security protection in the financial, energy, electricity, and transportation industry sectors. Ensure that we won’t fail in safeguarding the key areas of the security grid.
Space Support (Corresponding recording time point: 35:39)
In terms of network support mobilization, we need to seize the time and ensure the quality and quantity of the tasks. The new domain and new system areas also include space support. Our province has strong commercial satellite production and assembly capabilities, and Guangzhou has a full industrial chain of the commercial aerospace industry.
In Shenzhen, we can find all satellite supporting enterprises. Can we take the initiative to take advantage of this area to contribute to the participation in the war to support the front?
Commander, at present we rely on Zhuhai Orbita, Shenzhen Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Co., Foshan Deliya (Jennifer’s note: sure if it is this one: http://www.deliya.com/English/Product/6257184854.html) and Ji Hua Laboratory, and have formed four satellite detachments. We have in total 16 low-orbit satellites, with 0.5 to 10 meters global remote ultra-high optical resolution sensing and imaging capabilities.
Although these resources are directly called by the troops, the resources are located in the enterprise belonging to the province. How to ensure that these forces play a good role is our duty.
According to the preliminary coordination and communications with the troops, I feel that there are two aspects that need attention.
First, take the initiative to serve the enterprises ahead of time. The industry authorities should send special people into the enterprises to offer special services, stabilize the backbone technical staff, and to ensure the bottom line of key network facilities. We need to ensure that satellite data is transmitted back and delivered smoothly.
Second, improve the security of satellite receiving stations. There are currently four ground receiving stations in our province, including one in Zhuhai, one in Mohe in Heilongjiang, one in Zhuhai, and one in Gaomi, Shangdong.
The Zhuhai military-civilian joint command post is in our province. We should set it as an important defense target, and include it in the joint defense system.
For the stations that are in other provinces, it is recommended that the relevant provinces be notified through the strategic coordination group to pay attention.
In addition, we must do a good job in wartime emergency production preparations, mastering the commercial satellite industry chain, and supply chain, in conjunction with relevant enterprises, improve the production of material reserves and production line pre-production.
Once there is a need, the relevant departments should quickly react to take the initiative to coordinate, shorten the approval cycle, accelerate the emergency production of commercial satellites, and improve the province’s high precision technology enterprise resources.
End of report.
Good. Regarding the new domain and new system resource mobilization, the relevant departments should follow the functional division of labor and complete the tasks well. For these issues, we will end our discussion now.
Commander Zhou, what else do you have to say?
I agree in principle with the National Defense Mobilization Center mobilization tasks and the implementation proposals. I agree with other comrades. I don’t have other additional comments.
What about you, Political Commissar Wang, what are your opinions?
Overseas Mobilization (Corresponding recording time point: 38:27 )
I add a little opinion on overseas mobilization.
Overseas mobilization is an important support for the strategic decisive victory against Taiwan. We should give full play to the advantages that we have many Chinese people in overseas from our province, many state-owned and private enterprises in overseas countries, and many economic and trade cooperations with countries along the Belt and Road project.
We should take the way of using civilians to cover and support the military, combine the hidden and visible channels, and mobilize the acquisition of high-end chips, precision machinery, special materials, and other materials that are in short supply domestically, as well as strategic reserve such as oil, grain, minerals, and other bulk materials to break the dilemma of the western alliance’s siege on our strategic materials during the war.
We will mobilize overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese organizations to actively participate in supporting our military operations. We should increase the effort to introduce special professionals and strive to use all resources worldwide to ensure that resources in foreign countries are used to aid us. The result must be fruitful, efficient, and effective.
Strengthen the Big-Picture Awareness, Take Advantage of Comprehensive Advantage, and Resolutely Complete the Task (Corresponding recording time point: 39:41 )
Just now the National Defense Mobilization Center reported on the implementation of the proposed mobilization tasks. All units and departments should follow a clear division of responsibilities, and implement them well without compromise. Surrounding the recruitment of soldiers, the new domain new system mobilization-related issues, everyone participated in the discussion. Everyone’s speech was good.
Political Commissar Wang raised very good suggestions on overseas mobilization. I agree with all. Next, I will emphasize three points.
First, we need to strengthen the overall consciousness, and gather our forces and efforts to achieve a strategic decisive victory. The battle is one of unification and rejuvenation. We can only succeed, we can not fail. We must resolutely implement the decisions of the Party Central Committee and the Central Military Commission, strengthen our political awareness, the awareness of the overall situation, and the awareness of following the orders. We should resolutely focus all our energy on the war. All work are for the war, all resources go to the war. To achieve the complete reunification of the motherland and the Great Rejuvenation of the nation, Guangdong must contribute our strengths.
Second, we must take advantage of the comprehensive strengths, to fully ensure our victory. From the forefront of reform to the front line of aid war, we need to give full play to economic advantages, widely mobilize the province’s domestic and overseas resources, make full use of the sea potential to offer powerful support for the troops’ combat operations.
We need to give full play to institutional advantages, fully release the new domain new system potential, effectively enhance the combat effectiveness of the troops, give full play to the advantages of talents, accumulate think tanks in various fields, to provide intellectual and strategy support for the strategic victory. Effectively transform the province’s strong potential resources into a winning position.
Third, we must resolutely complete the task, to help the decisive battle. Departments at all levels involved in this decisive battle should make preparations for all kinds of possibilities based on the most difficult and complex situation. The main leaders should take the lead, and charge ahead to support the front line of the battle. All departments must work closely and efficiently together according to the demand.
We must make every effort to implement all the measures, to ensure that the recruitment of soldiers and the mobilization of materials are consistently available to the front lines, and be normalized.
We’ll finish the planning of mobilization tasks here.
Next, let’s ask Commander Zhou to host the planning of ground defense and combat tasks.
Ground Defensive Operations (Corresponding recording time point: 42:44)
Comrades, next we’ll study the ground defensive operations determination. First, the command and control center will report on the proposed decision.
Commanders! According to the order of the southern and eastern war zone, the ground defense operation of our province needs to be organized and implemented in two situations.
The first is to participate in ground defense operations in the four cities of eastern Guangdong. Under the unified command of the eastern theater of operations, the command post of the Guangdong General Force of the Armed Police will take the lead, and the local militia of 7,000 people will participate.
The second, lead and organize, the ground defense operations in 17 cities outside of eastern Guangdong will be led by local joint military-civilian command.
Assigned forces are: the Armed Police Guangdong General Force (excluding forces in four cities in eastern Guangdong), the Sixth Detachment of the Armed Police Second Mobile General. One mobile brigade and Sea Defense Brigade 311, and the second militia battalion, a total of about 26,000 people.
According to the plan, ground defense operations will be done 17 cities. We make the following suggestions:
1) On the defense guidance
Resolutely follow the orders of the joint command center of the war zone. Adhere to operational guidelines of defending first before the attack, regional joint defense, comprehensive deployment and control, using the elite forces to control the key positions, the combination of defense and counterattack, and focusing on the protection.
Strictly organize the defense of important targets in our jurisdiction. Guide from the coast, guide with flexibility, maintain social stability and suppress chaos, and protest against the U.S. counterattack. Maintain the security of important targets and maintain social stability. With the overall security and stability of the jurisdiction, to effectively support the strategic decisions on Taiwan.
2) On the key issue of defense
According to the orders of the war zone and the plan of the province, the main defense directions are determined as follows: Guang[zhou], Fo[shan], Shen[zhen], and Hui[zhou].
The key defense areas are Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Huizhou, and Yangjiang.
Important defense targets include the War Zone’s joint warfare command center, maritime operations sub-center, and other important military targets, as well as Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station, South China Power Grid, and other important civilian targets.
3) On defense measures
According to the plan, take the city as a unit, according to the administrative division, there are 17 defense sub-districts, as well as a coastal control group, a network information protection group, a mobile combat zone, and a logistics support team.
To create flexible defense and warfare measures of connecting the land and coast, and combining points and planes. The 17 municipalities and 17 defense sub-districts are made up of municipal militias, police, emergency forces, and the internal defense detachments of the municipal armed police.
The three operational detachments directly under the Armed Police Force are assigned locally to the sub defense districts in Guangzhou, Zhuhai, and Shenzhen. The Coastal General Action Group is formed by the main part of Sea Defense Brigade 311. The network information protection group and target security team remain unchanged, according to the plan.
Two Options of the Usage of Other Assigned Forces (Corresponding recording time point: 46:12)
Regarding the use of other assigned forces, we have two options.
First, centralized use. The Mobile Detachment of the General Guangzhou Armed Police and the Mobile Detachment Six of the Guangzhou Armed Police, a mobile brigade and part of the Sea Defense Brigade 311, a total of about 6,000 people, will be divided into three mobile groups and assigned to Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhanjiang area. They will offer mobile support, anti-terrorism strikes, and stability maintenance in the Pearl River Delta and western Guangdong.
Second, decentralized use. Four brigades of Detachment Six of the Armed Police, and about 1,600 people, respectively, will be assigned to Shanwei, Huizhou, Yangjiang, and Heyuan.
Sea Defense Brigade 311, two sea defense groups, about 500 people, with light weapons, will be assigned to Foshan, and Zhanjiang. For these six important military targets, the defense tasks are heavy, while their own defense forces are weak. Those should be strengthened.
Other assigned forces, nearly 4,000 people, controlled by the command, will be organized as a mobile combat group, with four sub-groups, with four sub-groups, each sub-group is responsible for the mobile defense of one area, and large-scale riot events in the Pearl River Delta.
Fourth, on the defense command. Relying on the provincial, municipal, and county levels of military-civilian joint command centers, the commands shall form cooperation relationships with Guangzhou offshore defense cluster, Nanning air combat cluster, the large combat mobile support operation cluster, and relevant important target units in this region.
Fifth, the time frame for completion of preparations. It was recommended that all preparations be completed by 12:00 p.m. on May 9, six hours earlier than the time specified by the war zone.
End of report!
Does the command and control center have anything to add?
Three Principles of Defensive Operations and a Comparison of the Two Options For the Use of The Assigned Forces (Corresponding recording time point: 48:17)
Let me add a report!
When studying the defensive operation program, we mainly focus on three principles.
First, adhere to the overall joint defense, give full play to the combined efforts of the party, government, military, police and people as a whole. Use joint defense and control to win the people’s war.
Second, adhere to the flexible arrangement, on the basis of holding the point, and controlling the plane, all levels should control the elite forces to implement mobile support.
Third, adhere to the bottom line thinking, and fully anticipate the situation of our key targets being attacked by the enemies, and the mega-city unrest and other emergencies. Assign forces to respond properly.
On the use of the assigned forces, two options are proposed.
First, the main focus is on maintaining stability and suppressing chaos, especially for large-scale riots that could happen in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the two mega-cities. Mobile armed police forces should be used in a unified manner to quickly respond to emergencies and effectively maintain social stability.
Second, mainly highlight the important target defense. Part of the elite forces, according to the above arrangement, should be deployed ahead of time to enhance the defense of the sub-districts, focus on guarding, and fast counter-strike capabilities. The provincial level should have control of part of the elite to support sub-districts, dealing with urgent issues quickly.
Once we conclude that a riot is imminent in the Pearl River Delta, the four mobile combat subunits should be quickly combined into one team. We lean toward the second option.
What are your suggestions for the two options proposed by the command and control center?
I report. I lean toward the first option.
The reason is that the Pearl River Delta is densely populated, with a lot of industries. More than 80% of the resources of the new domain new system are concentrated in this region. It can be said that if Pearl River Delta is stable, Guangdong is stable. Once chaos happens in the Pearl River Delta, it will seriously affect the implementation of mobilization tasks, and our sustained mobilization capacity. Therefore, the focus of defense should be on the Pearl River Delta region to prevent chaos.
End of report!
Commanders, I prefer the second option, based on two considerations
First, from the operational purpose, the core of defensive operations is to defend the targets. Where the targets are more, where the targets are important, the troops should be there. For the airports, ports, combat positions, nuclear power plants, and other important targets that have been clearly singled out by the war zone, we must deploy the elite troops.
Second, in terms of dangers brought by the enemies, they are mainly special warfare, special attack, and special destruction operated by lurking secret agents. Those attacks are concealed, happen suddenly and quickly, and end fast. We must deploy elite forces in advance to be able to respond quickly. The second option assigns part of the elite forces to the sub defense districts, and part to regional support, which is favorable for comprehensive control. Elite troops control the key points.
End of report!
Commanders, I’m leaning towards the first option! There are two reasons.
First, it is easier to concentrate superior forces for mobile support. The command directly masters more superior forces, to make it easy to deal with the uncertainty of defensive operations. In the case of emergencies in multiple directions, we have greater choice with the use of forces.
Second, it can facilitate the maintenance of social stability in megacities. Deploying a certain scale of troops in Guangzhou and Shenzhen will make it easy to form a deterrent. In case of an urgent situation, we can also quickly deal with it.
End of report!
Defense of Nuclear Power Plants and High-risk, Sensitive Targets (Corresponding recording time point: 52:09)
Any additional comments from other comrades?
Okay, for this issue we have talked about a lot of problems. Command and control center, for nuclear power plant equipment, and the defense of high-risk and sensitive targets, do you have any difficulties?
Commanders! There are four nuclear power plants in our province, namely Daya Bay, Ling’ao, Taishan and Yangjiang, which are under the responsibility of the Shenzhen, Jiangmen, and Yangjiang defense divisions respectively.
For the nuclear power plants, the difficulty is, in the event of a leak, how to rescue it. Our thoughts are, overall, rescue operations are organized separately in the field and off-site. Problems inside the plant should be dealt with by the nuclear power plant’s own forces, off-site problems should be dead with by sub-district forces. If necessary, we will ask the relevant national professional rescue forces to support us.
End of report!
In addition to the municipalities, what other nuclear defense forces are available at the provincial level?
Commanders! Guangzhou area also has capacities in radiation environmental monitoring, nuclear, biological, and chemical support, and biochemical medical testing. Overall, the scales are small.
End of answer!
Okay, that’s all for this issue. Do you have an opinion on defensive operations, Vice Governor [Wang] Zhizhong(王志忠）?
We will organize public security forces to participate fully, no other opinions!
Okay, Political Commissar, for defensive operations, do you have other considerations?
Strengthening Political Field Protection and Taking Full Advantage of the People’s War (Corresponding recording time point: 53:40)
I will make two points.
First, we need to strengthen the protection in the political field. Look at the recent several regional wars, especially the Russian-Ukrainian conflict war situation. If you look at the big picture, the United States and the West will try everything to slander us, smear us, in an attempt to confuse right and wrong, to shake our will to win a just and decisive battle. We must give full play to public opinion, legal struggle, psychological war, and militia teams to strengthen the guidance of public opinion and psychological protection, and cohesion of patriotic support for the positive energy of the military front.
Second, give full play to the advantages of the people’s war, fully learn from the experience of epidemic prevention and control in previous years, fully mobilize grass-roots organizations, widely mobilize cadres and masses, organize military, police, and civilian forces, launch grid control, create an atmosphere of national preparedness, improve the people’s ability to withstand war and disaster, so that the enemies and spies have no place to hide.
Governor, are there any other comments from your side?
No comments, please make up your mind commander!
The Commander’s Decision On Defensive Operations (Corresponding recording time point: 54:56)
Just now, the command and control center proposed defensive operations, everyone expressed their opinions from different aspects. According to the order of the Southern Theater Land Operations Sub-Center, combined with the actual situation in our province, I decided on the defensive operation determination as follows.
First, on defense guidance, in principle, I agree with the command and control center’s recommendations. The ground defense operations of the southern war zone should fundamentally focus on the stability of the land area to offer support and responses to the main battlefield in the Taiwan Strait. Taking the situation of our province into consideration, we need to grasp two points
1. To ensure the security of important targets, to protect the stability of the joint warfare system, to support the response to the Taiwan Strait, and to deny and destroy enemy operations.
2. To maintain social stability and the mobilization potential. Offer strong support for the main battlefield in
Taiwan Strait from the side and the southern side with the overall security and stability of the jurisdiction.
Second, on important defense areas, in addition to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Huizhou, and Yangjiang, Zhanjiang has Zhanjiang port, and Suining airport, It is a key area to stop and annihilate the enemy forces from the South China Sea direction. So it needs special defense.
Third, on the deployment of defense and the use of active-duty forces.
In principle, I agree with the second option. The important targets specified by the war zone are key to the stability of the joint warfare system, it is necessary to deploy elite troops to control the key points to ensure safety. Mobile combat forces, while offering support to sub-districts, must do a good job of deploying troops to focus on handling unexpected situations.
In addition, I make two more adjustments.
First, the use of nuclear and chemical rescue forces. The province’s nuclear rescue force is limited. While relying on Shenzhen, Jiangmen, Yangjiang’s own forces, we need to recruit professional forces from the Guangzhou area, and form a nuclear and chemical rescue force. This force shall coordinate rescue needs in Guangzhou, and implement mobile rescue, while the command center should recruit more internal nuclear and chemical experts to provide decision-making consultancy for rescue operations.
Second, the use of network protection forces. In principle, network protection should mainly be done by its own security team. Provincial network information protection group shall offer support, support forces must be enhanced.
In addition to the technical support detachment, we need to increase the preparation of network experts to provide support for network security incidents.
For other content, I agree with the recommendations of the command and control center.
After the meeting, based on the spirit of the meeting, we need to rapidly organize and report our province’s mobilization determination and defensive operations determination.
According to the deployment of the provincial joint military-civilian command, the joint command post of the army in each city should hold a symposium to understand the task and gather intelligence. All levels should move together to synchronize the planning.
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