China will not flaunt military power: Xi

Beijing, July 1 (IANS) China will not resort to the threat of force nor will it “flaunt its military power on others’ doorsteps at the drop of a hat”, a leader of the Communist Party of China said on Friday.

“Flaunting power everywhere will not reflect strength and it will not scare anyone,” Xinhua news agency quoted Xi Jinping, general secretary of the party’s Central Committee, as saying.

Xi was speaking at a rally to mark the 95th founding anniversary of the Communist Party.

He said China pursued a military strategy of “active defence”, with the strategic goal of building a strong military commensurate with the country’s global standing and interests in security.

Xi also underscored the Communist Party’s leadership of the military, pledging to cultivate a new generation of troops which are capable and courageous and build an army that follows the party.

–IANS

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