Tuesday, November 26, 2013
China Defense White Paper 2013
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"New missions with diversified tasks for China's armed forces. PLA speeding up modernisation with high-tech weaponary and information technology. Increased regular blue water training and international escort missions. 8th defense paper since 1998. Systematic introduction to missions, tasks and employment of the armed forces.
Priorities: Army moving towards greater mobility with multi-dimensional operations. Focus is on army, aviation troops, light mechanized units and special operational forces. Navy strengthening water operations with real combat capabilities. Advanced weapons, submarines and eletronic systems. Air missile defense and technology.
White paper reflects new characteristics of China's armed forces in a changing world. Peaceful development and building a strong army".