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Messages from China's National Defense White Paper

2015-06-05 00:39:05       source:CSIS

By Hong Nong

“China’s Military Strategy,” released on May 26, 2015, is the 9th Chinese defense white paper since 1998. For the first time, the white paper elaborates comprehensively on the missions and strategic tasks of China’s armed forces in the new political environment and emphasizes the essence of the strategic concept of active defense. There are four critical security domains highlighted in this White Paper: challenges for outer space security; security of strategic SLOCs and overseas interests; maintenance of a minimum nuclear capacity sufficient to meet national security demand; an increased capacity for cyber security.


(This Article was published by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of CSIS at: http://amti.csis.org/messages-from-chinas-national-defense-white-paper/ )