More military-civilian integration deals signed at equipment exhibition

Li Jiayao

BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of 154 deals worth more than two billion yuan (289 million U.S. dollars) were signed on Saturday between the military and the civilian sector at a military-civilian high-tech equipment exhibition in Beijing, as China continues to push forward its military-civilian integration strategy.

The 176 signatory parties included 17 affiliated units of various armed service branches and 47 affiliated units of defense industry enterprises, according to the Equipment Development Department (EDD) of the Central Military Commission.

The EDD said the signing in bulk is a result of a series of military-civilian pairing activities and follow-up negotiations.

A total of 302 exhibitors and 1,349 display items were unveiled at the exhibition, which opened on Monday. The EDD said the exhibition has combined quality resources from both the military and the civilian sector and will help build a sharing and win-win relationship between the two sides.

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