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China's entire military was mobilized for a large scale exercise on Jan. 3. (Xinhua / Kyodo)
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KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- "Do not fear death," Chinese President Xi Jinping told the more than 7,000 troops of the People's Liberation Army gathered at a military training base in Hebei Province on Jan. 3.

It was a freezing day and Xi appeared clad in thick military clothing.

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