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  • "China pursues a defense policy that is defensive in nature. China's defense development is not aimed to challenge or threaten anyone, but to ensure its security and promote international and regional peace and stability," Chinese Gen. Liang Guanglie said in a speech to his counterparts. "Security of a country relies not only on self-defense capabilities, but also on mutual trust with others."

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