By Feng Ying
BEIJING, Dec. 11 (ChinaMil) -- The International College of Defense Studies of the National Defense University (NDU) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) held a seminar on reform and opening-up on Monday. The 400 participants include leaders, experts and scholars from units of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and military academic institutions, 202 senior military officers and government defense officials from 88 countries studying at NDU, and Mr. Masood Khalid, the Pakistani Ambassador to China.
They had in-depth exchanges and discussions on such topics as the achievements of China’s reform and opening-up and its contributions to the world, the challenges and suggestions for China’s future development, the relations between deepening reform and opening-up and building “a community of shared future for mankind”.
During the seminar, delegates highly spoke of the remarkable achievements of China's reform and opening up, provided many valuable opinions and suggestions on the expected challenges to be faced, and expressed their confidence and expectation for China's future development.
Xu Hui, dean of the International College of Defense Studies of NDU, said since the college is the largest high-level international military education and exchange platform in the Chinese military as well as in China, the seminar aims to make full use of this platform to jointly review the path taken by the reform and opening-up in the past 40 years, the achievements and contributions to world peace and development from a global perspective.
The seminar also helps to analyze and study the opportunities and challenges in the deepening of the reform and opening-up, and to provide opinions and suggestions for future contribution to building a community of shared future for mankind, he added.