Senior Navy Officer Says China Fleet Review Aimed to “Promote Understandings”

China will be holding a naval show in order to give the world a better glimpse of its military development and “promote understanding.” From Xinhua:

China’s senior officer said here Monday that the international fleet review to be held in east port city Qingdao on Thursday is aimed at promoting understanding about China’s military development.

Ding Yiping, deputy commander of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview that the review would serve as a platform for navies from other countries to increase their understanding about China and the Chinese navy.

“Suspicions about China being a ‘threat’ to world security are mostly because of misunderstandings and lack of understandings about China,” Ding said.

“The suspicions would disappear if foreign counterparts could visit the Chinese navy and know about the true situations.”

April 21, 2009 9:39 PM
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