China releases ‘active defence’ military strategy, warns those ‘meddling’ in the South China Sea

And within this ‘active defense’ strategy, even more military cooperation with Russia is entailed.

 

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China’s Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun holds up China’s Military Strategy white paper during a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AP

 

 

Beijing: As tensions grow over territory in the South China Sea, China has signalled ambitions for a greater naval presence further from its shores with the unveiling of a new military strategy white paper.

Speaking at a media briefing on Tuesday, a spokesman for China’s Defence Ministry, Yang Yujun, denied the timing of the paper’s release had any connection with the ongoing spat with the United States, which flew a surveillance plane last Wednesday over the reef and rock formations where China is carrying out extensive land reclamation and building in the disputed waters. Continue reading