China would never become a military power or pursue military expansion, regardless of its economic size, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party, claimed on Wednesday.
“We pursue an independent foreign policy of peace, respect the individual choices of different countries and help preserve world peace and justice,” Xi said in an opening speech of the 19th Party Congress.
“We oppose the behavior of forcefully putting a will on others, intervening other countries’ domestic affairs and oppressing the weak,” he said. “China will develop itself by sacrificing other countries’ benefit or giving up its rights.”
China would pursue a national defense policy that was defensive in nature, he said.
To protect its national security, China would continue to suppress infiltrative, subversive and splittist activities while fighting against terrorists, national separatists and extreme religions, he said. The country would promote public education so that all the people in the country would jointly help to safeguard national security.
“The party has absolute power on the people’s army,” Xi said.
China would continue to increase the quality and efficiency of its army in order to achieve basic automation by 2020, he said. It would upgrade its army and weapons to achieve a basic modernization of its national defense and army by 2035.
By the middle of this century, the People’s Liberation Army of China would become a leading army in the world, he said.
“The army has to prepare for war. All effort must focus on how to take and win battles,” Xi said. The Chinese army should have the ability to manage crises, stop wars and win battles, he said.
Whenever the Chinese government claims that somewhere is Chinese territory they claim that it has *always* been inherent Chinese territory and therefore any assertion of control over it cannot, by definition, be expansionist or aggressive because it has always been and always will be part of China. That is why Xi is able to claim that the CCP will never pursue military expansion.
“China will develop itself by sacrificing other countries’ benefit or giving up its rights.”…..I don’t understand this sentence.
I believe all of Xi’s statements or claims are self-contradicting. For instance, if
"The army has to prepare for war. All effort must focus on how to take and win battles,” how can this be not a "military expansion"?
"The Chinese army should have the ability to manage crises, stop wars and win battles," he said. What does "to stop wars" mean? To stop any war, there must be fighting already. You cannot stop a war when there is no fighting. By using such self-contradictary words, Mr. Xi is lying to the world.
Your spiritual god or DOG guides you well.
To S. Kent – Example, the WASP (white anglo sexon protestants) denies historical and inherent facts. Otherwise, they will have to evcauate from Northern America, Canada and Australia, for examples, where the aboriginals lived and occupied for thousand of years.
Will you move out? U MFr!
I am not from any of those places. But I don’t deny that they were colonised by Europeans at the expense of indiginous people. Had I been alive hundreds of years ago, I would have been against doing so.
David Makinde …If your idea is to be applied to the while people, it should also be applied to the yellow people, or the Chinese. Chinese should move out of all the provinces colonized by the Chinese such as Guangxi, Guangdong, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, inner Mongolia, Manchuria, etc etc. There are 56 aboriginal peoples left in China proper today. In older history there must be hundreds of them.
Thomas Alexander Campbell …Thank you, Thomas. Then the sentence makes up another cheat. That is, if China’s own rights are at stake, China will sacrifice other countries’s benefit.
Such balanced and justified proposals from the great neighbours are always welcome.
It is obvious. Who can yield willingly to unjustified agression.
Anything else may be true, but mentioning about annexation of Tibet is false charge against our great neibhbour. Tibet was just taken back to its fold, not annexed by China. It was the will of the Tibetan masses that endured tyrannical oppression under feudal regime of their Buddhist masters for generations. History and present catechism says it all.
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