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Defense minister: PLA is active contributor to world peace

China’s defense minister Chang Wanquan says the country is seeking a defense force commensurate with its development needs. He also says China will contribute to global peace and stability. He was speaking at the Moscow International Security Conference on April 16.

“The Chinese People’s Liberation Army is an active contributor to world peace, stability and development. China is a constructive member in international security,” he said.

“With its growing economy, China needs a national defense and military force that is commensurate with its development needs, not only for safeguarding national interests, but also for better performing its international obligations.”