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Expert: China is no military threat despite commissioning of aircraft carrier

(People's Daily Online)

09:57, November 03, 2012

Undated photo shows an aircraft carrier berthing in a port of China. China's first aircraft carrier was delivered and commissioned to the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army on Sept. 25, 2012. The carrier, with the name "Liaoning" and hull number 16, was officially handed over to the Navy at a ceremony held in a naval base of northeast China's Dalian Port. (Xinhua/Li Tang)

Asian countries should adopt a new code of conduct on the basis of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, and cooperation, Chinese Lieutenant General Ren Haiquan, deputy commandant of the PLA Military Academy of Sciences, said in Melbourne, Australia on Oct. 29.

In a speech titled “China's View on Regional Security and Stability in Asia" at the Chief of Army’s Exercise 2012 in Australia, Ren said that the national interests of different countries are becoming increasingly interwoven as globalization further deepens. Dialogue and cooperation is the only practical way for Asia-Pacific countries to pursue common development and ensure lasting regional peace and stability. Therefore, all countries should enhance communication and consultation from the perspective of tolerance and peace, and adhere to fair cooperation.

Ren added that China sticks to the road of peaceful development and a national defense policy that is defensive in nature, so there is really no need to worry about military threats from China. He stressed that China commissioned its first aircraft carrier only to safeguard core national interests and to maintain sovereignty and territorial integrity. China will not waver from the road of peaceful development.

A four-day joint humanitarian aid and disaster relief drill among China, Australia, and New Zealand dubbed “Cooperation Spirit 2012” kicked off in the Australian coastal city of Brisbane on Oct. 29, marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-Australia relations and China-New Zealand relations. This is the first joint military drill in the medical field among the three countries.

As the head of the Chinese delegation, Ren said that Australia and New Zealand are major powers in the South Pacific region, and the economies of the two countries and China are mutually complementary, not to mention the close cooperation among the three countries in culture, education, and technology. The joint drill has promoted their cooperation in solving security issues, particularly non-traditional security issues, which will help deepen the friendly cooperation among the three countries and their armed forces.
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Sensible at 2012-11-0472.83.187.*
China doesn't need to be apologetic in whatever their do either for defense upgrade or build-up to no nations in this world. It is China interest for defense and best interests. Nations in southeast asia should ."stays neutral. without conniving with western nations or other nations in plotting to containment China ,with so-called threat of expanding. China should make clear that it will not hesitate to take appropriate action in dealing with this issue either economically or militarily. Their is a on-doing conspiracy by the western nations to break-down China by internal discourse or surrounding nations thru disputes over the island's sovereignty. China should get tought and doesn't need to worry about outside criticism. China needs to retaliate for using China as a scapegoat for the ill or problems of their nation, especially every election by the politician to gain votes.

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