China`s Defence Minister Chang Wanquan on Tuesday directed authorities to boost border defences in the troubled Xinjiang province, which shares frontiers with PoK and Afghanistan, to prevent infiltration by Islamist militants.
China plans to revise a 23-year-old law on the protection of defence facilities by barring among others, the installation of equipments which could affect the military wireless services.
China faces "multiple and complicated" threats in the Asia-Pacific region but will put defending itself "above all else", a defence ministry report said Tuesday.
China`s new defence budget of USD 115.7 billion may have raised hackles in India but Chinese state media say it is small compared to USD 700 billion budget of US.
Eyeing export markets, China has displayed its "entire air defence arsenal".
China`s neighbours have expressed rising concern over Beijing`s claims in the South China Sea, military spending.
Liang Guanglie made the remarks while celebrating the 84th anniversary of the founding of PLA.
China recently confirmed it was revamping an old Soviet ship to be its first carrier.
China dismisses reports of hiding expenditure on defence and claimed that its per capita defence budget was lowest among the permanent members of the UNSC.
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