Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's Remarks on Japan Adopting a New "National Defense Program Outline"
2010/12/19

Q: It's reported that the Japanese Cabinet today adopted a new National Defense Program Outline, claiming that China's growing military power and lack of transparency have become a regional and international "concern". Japan will work with allies to make China take responsible actions. What is your comment?

A: Adhering to a path of peaceful development and pursuing a national defense policy that is defensive in nature, China has no intention to pose, nor does China constitute a threat to anyone else. The fact is that China's development since the reform and opening-up has brought great opportunities for common prosperity to other countries in the world including Japan. This is widely recognized and the international community will have a fair opinion on this. Certain individual country has no right to represent the international community and make irresponsible remarks on China's development.