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[March 9th, 2012] Voices & Votes – China’s military modernization

03-09-2012 20:55 BJT Special Report: 2012 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

Host: Yang Rui

Guest speakers:

- General Zhu Chenghu from the PLA National Defense University

- Malcolm Brown, CCTV’s correspondent in the US

- Major General Dipankar Banerjee, director and head of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

- Professor Zhu Feng from the Center for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University

- Professor Thomas Bork from the Beijing Foreign Studies University

- Pavel Felgenhauer, defense analyst in Moscow

Legal system improved, challenges ahead





Part 1: China’s latest defense budget

Can China turn its economic dynamics into a peaceful rise? The annual double-digit increase to China’s defense budget seems to have fuelled speculation that the rise of this country is a threat. <Watch Video>

Part 2: Implications of US strategic shift towards Asia Pacific

To discuss the implications of the US strategic shift towards the Asia Pacific, and what it means for China, I’m joined in the studio by Professor Zhu Feng from the Center for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University, and Professor Thomas Bork from the Beijing Foreign Studies University. <Watch Video>

Part 3: Media Watch

Now comes the time for our daily look across the Internet, to see what netizens and other media have to say about the on-going NPC and CPPCC sessions. Wu Haojun joins us for today’s "Media Watch." <Watch Video>

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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