Ministry of National Defense People’s Republic of China

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday highlighted the need to run the military in accordance with the law, issuing his call during a plenary meeting of national lawmakers from the armed forces at the annual session of the NPC, China’s top legislature.

  • NPC deputies from the delegation of the People’s Liberation Army and People’s Armed Police Force studied President Xi’s important speech and made discussions and exchanged views focusing on the topic of expediting fundamental transformations in the way of running the military.

  • Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MND) slammed Australian Defense Ministry’s negative remarks over China on Thursday when answering reporter’s questions.

  • The Chinese government upholds the guideline of coordinated development of national defense and economy, and appropriately determines the scale of defense spending in light of actual defense needs and economic development level.

  • Wu Qian said that Washington and Tokyo’s political ploy to contain China by playing the Taiwan card will be nothing but a pipe dream.

  • As agreed by both sides, the Chinese and Indian militaries will hold the 15th round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting on March 11.

  • Chinese Defense Spokesperson Senior Colonel Wu Qian, also spokesperson for the delegation of the PLA and the PAP Force at the fifth session of the 13th NPC, received an interview on March 9 in which he introduced and summarized the Chinese military’s participation in international anti-pandemic cooperation since COVID-19 broke out.

  • On March 9, the 39th Chinese naval escort taskforce returned to a naval port in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province, completing its escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia.

  • The Zambian Ministry of Defense held an awardceremony for the 24th Chinese military medical expert team to Zambia at the General Hospital of the Zambian Defense Force, and conferred 11 members of the military medical team the “International Good will and Cooperation Medal” on March 7.

  • China’s Henan Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced the list of nine newly approved provincial-level memorial facilities for martyrs, driving the total number of such facilities to 28 across the province.

  • The central government has proposed a defense budget of 1.45 trillion yuan ($230 billion) for the 2022 fiscal year, a 7.1 percent year-on-year increase, according to a draft budget report submitted to the national legislature on Saturday morning.

  • China’s defense budget will increase by 7.1 percent to 1.45 trillion yuan (about 229 billion U.S. dollars) this year, maintaining the single-digit growth for the seventh consecutive year, according to a report on the draft central and local budgets for 2022 submitted to the national legislature.

  • China will enhance military training and combat readiness, stay firm and flexible in carrying out military struggle, and safeguard China’s sovereignty, security and development interests, according to a government work report made public Saturday.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged joint support for the peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, and stressed the need to encourage the two sides to keep the momentum of negotiations, overcome difficulties, keep the talks going and bring about peaceful outcomes.

  • China will advance the peaceful growth of relations across the Taiwan Strait and the reunification of China, and firmly opposes any separatist activities seeking “Taiwan independence” and foreign interference, according to a government work report submitted Saturday to the national legislature for deliberation.

  • China will advance the building of the national security system and capacity, and strengthen cyber security, data security and protection of personal information, according to a government work report submitted Saturday to the national legislature for deliberation.

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