Chinese defense minister delivers speech at 20th Shangri-La Dialogue

China Military Online
Li Weichao
2023-06-04 15:40:09

SINGAPORE, June 4 -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Li Shangfu delivered a speech on "China's New Security Initiative" at the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue on June 4.

General Li pointed out that President Xi Jinping put forward the Global Security Initiative, advocated the concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and contributed China's wisdom to addressing international security challenges. China has successfully embarked on the Chinese-style modernization path, injecting strong impetus to common development, making important contribution to maintaining world peace, and playing a positive role in improving global governance. China is ready to work with all parties to strengthen the awareness of an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future, promote the sound development of regional security cooperation, and try best to build an open, inclusive, transparent and equal regional security cooperation architecture, stated the defense minister.

General Li stressed thatTaiwan is China's Taiwan. How to solve the Taiwan question is Chinese people's own business, which brooks no foreign interference. The authorities of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) seek independence by colluding with foreign forces and some external forces use Taiwan to contain China. They are the biggest troublemakers in changing the status quo across the Taiwan Strait.

“If anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese military will resolutely safeguard China's national sovereignty and territorial integrity without any hesitation, at all cost, and not fearing any opponent,” reiterated the defense minister.

General Li also elaborated on China's position on the South China Sea issue and the China-US relations.

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