China's National Defense



I. The International Security Situation

II. National Defense Policy

III. National Defense Construction

Defense System
Military Legislative Work
Defense Expenditure
Reducing Military Personnel
Participating in and Supporting National Construction
Stationing a Garrison in Hong Kong

IV. International Security Cooperation

Foreign Military Contacts
Promoting Confidence-Building Measures
Regional Security Cooperation
Participating in the UN Peace-Keeping Operations

V. Arms Control and Disarmament

The Issue of Nuclear Weapons
The Issue of Chemical and Biological Weapons
The Issue of Keeping Outer Space Weapon-Free
The Issue of Anti-Personnel Landmines
Control of the Export of Sensitive Materials and Military Equipment

Information Office of the State Council
Of the People's Republic of China
July 1998, Beijing