Military Transformation with Chinese Characteristics in the New Century
The development of the worldwide Revolution in Military Affairs provides China with a rare historical opportunity, but also with unprecedented challenges. Seizing the opportunity and accelerating the military transformation with Chinese characteristics is a prerequisite for China’s efforts to build a moderately prosperous society. After more than ten years of steady gradual reform, China’s national defense and army building has achieved a new historic level of development. However, the task of military transformation with Chinese characteristics is still complicated, involving all aspects of national defense and army building. After the Eighteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012, the next steps in military reform with Chinese characteristics and the principles, priorities, and goals of development were further defined. Although military transformation with Chinese characteristics has a long way to go and many challenges lie ahead, with the further deepening of reforms, integrity in the modern Chinese military system and revolutionary reform will ultimately be accomplished. Once achieved, China will make a greater contribution to stability in the region and also to world peace and development.
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