On September 2, 2007, Huo Yi, the Chinese chief of the Sino-Russia joint military maneuver "Collaboration 2007," claimed that the joint drill was aimed at combating terrorists as well as improving Sino-Russia bilateral relations and was not meant to target any third country. 
The Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has started the 2008 campaign to recruit pilot students from high school graduates and college students.
On October 11, 2007, Xinhua Net reported that Sun Laiyan, Deputy Director of the Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND) and General of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), stated that China’s space industry was established in 1956 and has continued to grow. Currently China has five capabiliities, including entering space and sending people into space.
"The rhetoric of cooperation does not change the core of the U.S. global strategy to rule the world," observed a Chinese military expert on the new U.S. maritime strategy.