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Senior Military Officer Discusses Joint Military Exercises with Foreign Military Forces

Major General Qian Lihua, Director of the Foreign Liaison Office of the Chinese military, commented on China’s joint exercises with foreign military forces. Of the 44 joint exercises the Chinese military has conducted with foreign military forces, 32 of them took place within the past five years. According to Qian, over 20 Chinese military institutions of higher learning have established sister relationships with foreign military institutions. Over several hundred Chinese military experts and professors have visited foreign military institutions. 1,200 young Chinese officers have received training in close to 100 foreign military academies in over 30 countries.

Source: Xinhua, November 30, 2010