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The Chinese Government ‘s White Book: China ‘s National Defense in 2010

On March 31, 2011, the Chinese government published the white book: China ‘s National Defense in 2010. This is the eighth time since 1998 that the Chinese government has published the national defense white book.

The book contains the following sections: introduction and the security situation, the policy of national defense, modernizing the PLA, using armed force, national defense mobilization and the development of backup forces, military law, the science and technology industry of national defense, funding national defense, establishing military mutual trust, military control, and disarmament.

The book laid out the aim and task of China’s National defense: to protect national sovereignty, security, and development; to maintain the harmony and stability of society; to modernize national defense and the army; and to maintain world peace and stability.

The book comprehensively discussed the multiple functions of national defense during peace time. It also emphasized adapting to new situations and proactively coping with various security threats.

Source: Xinhua, March 31, 2011