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08-18-2010 14:03 BJT

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Background: Pentagon releases report on China

The U.S. Defense Department has released a delayed annual report on China's military, indicating Washington's increased coverage of security developments abroad. The 83-page report, which was originally due out in March, includes the Pentagon's view of China's broader strategy and U.S. officials' vision for relations with China. Full Story>>

For a discussion of the US report on China's military, we turn again to our current affairs commentator, Professor Tao Wenzhao.

Why the need for annual report?

1: The US Defense Department has just released this year's report on China's military, 83 pages long. Why does it do this every year?

Interference in Taiwan affairs

2: The title of this year's report is "Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China." In previous years, it was called "Military Power of the People's Republic of China."

Whatever the name, as usual, it interferes in the internal affairs of China, specifically the situation in the Taiwan Strait. It alleges Beijing has "continued unabated" the military build-up near there. How do you interpret this?

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.cn

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