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China Review News: Internal Security in China Is More Crucial Than External Security

On May 20, 2014, China Review News published an article further explains “the Overall National Security View“ proposed by the Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping at the first meeting of the National Security Commission on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. According to Xi’s speech, China must “implement and put into practice an overall national security view, paying attention to external as well as internal security.” While internal security aims at stable development, external security aims at win-win cooperation. China Review News article points out that

  1. Xi has corrected the one-sidedness of China’s security policies in the past, which only emphasized on external security;
  2. Xi implies that internal security in China is more crucial than external security as he put the aims of “internal security” before “external security”.

Source: China Review News, May 20, 2014