BEIJING, NOV.26 -- Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense (MND), criticized a Japanese report for making groundless comments on China’s national defense and military modernization at a regular MND press conference on November 26 when asked to comment on the so-called China Security Report 2021 released by Japan's National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) in mid-November.
"The report made groundless comments on China’s national defense and military modernization. Its relevant remarks are not objective, responsible or professional, and are totally untenable," said Ren.
The spokesperson stressed that China is always committed to the path of peaceful development and firmly upholds the defense policy that’s defensive in nature and the military strategy of active defense. China’s acceleration of the modernization of its national defense and armed forces in response to the new military revolution in the world, and the evolution of war forms, as well as the reality of its own military development, is totally out of the need to safeguard its national sovereignty, security and development interests, emphasized the spokesperson, adding that it is not directed against any country, nor will it pose a threat to any country.
He also pointed that facts have proven time and again that the development and growth of China’s military force means the development and growth of the global peaceful force.
Ren urged the relevant parties to abandon the Cold War mentality, view the development of China’s national defense and armed forces objectively and rationally, draw lessons from history, face up to the future, and do more things that are conducive to China-Japan relations and regional peace and stability, rather than the opposite.