Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Chinese Defense Minister’s Comments

It is unusually for the Chinese defense minister, General Liang Guanglie, made any comments regarding the Chinese military. A war (such as World War Three) is unlikely occurred, but there is possibility that the regional conflicts might ignite by the accident. “To enhance our comprehensive national power, (we have to ensure) our core interests are not hampered. We have to put nation’s sovereignty and security in the top position as is the common understanding of whole Party (i.e., CCP) and all the people…. Despite growing (China's) national power and global influence, the international situation remains complex, while more and more unstable factors are shadowing China's security (Right Vision News 30 December 2010),” said Liang.  He also disclosed the number of military reserves force and militias. China reduced its military reserves forces from 600,000 to 510,000 men and women and the number of people in its militias from 10 million to eight million over the last five years. It is the first time that the Chinese government has given the exact number of people in the reserve forces and militia.
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