China's National Defense Policy
China pursues a road of peaceful development, and firmly pursues a national defense policy which is defensive in nature. China is a developing country with vast territory and large population. China's peace, security and development needs effective national defense. China's national defense is subject to and serves its development and security strategy. It is not directed against nor does it threaten any country, and its fundamental purpose is to safeguard national security and unity, and ensure smooth progress of the cause of building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way. China's national defense never goes beyond the need of safeguarding its national security. China has been and will remain firm in safeguarding international and regional peace, security and stability. China hopes the international community will view China's national defense construction in an objective and fair manner. China is ready to work with all parties to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation with a view to promoting international peace, stability and development.