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China's National Defense in 2008

Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China

January 2009, Beijing



I. The Security Situation

II. National Defense Policy

III. Reform and Development of the PLA

IV. The Army

V. The Navy

VI. The Air Force

VII. The Second Artillery Force

VIII. The People's Armed Police Force

IX. National Defense Reserve Buildup

X. The Armed Forces and the People

XI. Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense

XII. Defense Expenditure

XIII. International Security Cooperation

XIV. Arms Control and Disarmament

Appendix I. Major International Exchanges of the Chinese Military (2007-2008)

Appendix II. Joint Exercises and Training with Foreign Armed Forces (2007-2008)

Appendix III. China's Participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations

Appendix IV. Imports and Exports of Seven Major Types of Conventional Arms of the PRC (2007)

Appendix V Defense Expenditure of the PRC (1978-2007)

Appendix VI Major Military Regulations Issued in 2007 and 2008


Front Matter

Preface, Chapters I-VI

Preface, Chapters VII-XIV

Appendix I

Appendix II

Appendix III

Appendix IV

Appendix V

Appendix VI

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