National Day military parade not for "flexing muscles"

Li Jiayao
2019-09-25 08:19:27

BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- China has no intention nor need to flex its muscles in the military parade on the upcoming National Day, said Wu Qian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, at a press conference here Tuesday.

Over the last 70 years, with the enhancing military strength, China has made great contributions to the world, Wu said in response to a journalist's question, adding that the stronger the country is, the greater constructive role it will play in keeping world peace.

There is a flawed logic blaming the Chinese military for "flexing its muscles" if it showcases its weapons and "having no transparency" if it does not, Wu said.

"The best way to deal with such logic is to focus on one's own missions," Wu said.

China's armed forces will resolutely safeguard China's sovereignty, security and development interests, actively contribute to building a community with a shared future for humanity and stride forward along its own path to build a stronger military under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, Wu said.

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