Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan is calling for a significant preparation for a “people’s war at sea” to safeguard China’s sovereignty amid offshore security threats, Chinese state media Xinhua reported.
During an inspection of national defence work in coastal regions of east China’s Zhejiang Province, Chang Wanquan expressed the need for recognition of the seriousness of the national security situation, especially the threat from the sea, Xinhua added in the report.
“Chang said the military, police and people should prepare for mobilization to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity. He also asked to promote national defence education among the public,” said in the report.
Meanwhile, Japan said in a defense whitepaper that China “continues to act in an assertive manner”, with its actions “include dangerous acts that could cause unintended consequences.”
China refuted Japan’s defense whitepaper. “The Japanese Defense Ministry published a defense white paper on August 2. The China-related portion of the document is full of lousy clichés, makes irresponsible remarks on China’s normal and legal national defense and military development, and hypes up the East and South China Sea issues,” Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesperson Colonel Wu Qian.
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