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Studio interview: How will China build trust

03-31-2011 20:26 BJT Special Report:White Paper on National Defense in 2010 |

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For more analysis into the national defense white paper, we are joined in our studio by Major General Zhu Chenghu, a Professor at the Defense Affairs Institute of the PLA National Defense University.

Q1: The white paper states that China's annual defense expenditure has been kept at a reasonable level, and is in line with its economic development. But some countries are skeptical about the transparency of China's defense budget, and see China's military development as a threat. What's your view on this?

Q2: As China's economy and military power gets stronger, it is developing a growing assertion over its sovereignty claims. But this is seen by some countries as a growing threat to China's neighbors. Do you think China is taking a more active role in defending its territorial sovereignty? And how does China build trust with its neighboring countries under such circumstances?

Q3. In the white paper, China has mentioned for the first time expanding military exchanges between the Chinese Mainland and Taiwan, and the possibility of setting up a cross-strait military security mechanism. Is the Chinese Mainland gradually changing its military strategy towards Taiwan as the cross-strait relationship continues to improve?

 

 

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Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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