Chinese military must improve its capability to face new threats

March 24th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Moscow, Mar. 24 (ANI): A Chinese think tank has said the Chinese military needs to improve its capability to face traditional and non-traditional threats. In a speech at the Russia’’s Higher School of Economic, chairman of the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS), Xiong Guangkai, said the country’’s security concept has expanded from safeguarding the territory and its sovereignty to other issues, which include security in finance, economy, information, energy, food, public hygiene and anti-terrorism. Xiong said Chinese military has to upgrade its strategies to deal with new challenges, which were arising from tradition issues along with non-traditional ones, Xinhua reports. Security issues such as regional conflicts and nuclear proliferation now intertwine with non-traditional threats such as terrorism and the newly emerging financial and economic crisis, and Chinese military requires to play a bigger security role. Russia and China in new international environment, is a two-day seminar in Moscow, which is co-chaired by the CIISS and the Russian Council for Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP), two well-known think tanks in China and Russia. Participants discussed a wide range of security issues of common concern, including the world’’s economic and political trends. (ANI)

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