January 26, 2024
BEIJING – China’s defense ministry denied on Thursday an allegation that China has provided weapons or equipment to the Palestine-Israel conflict zone.
Wu Qian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks in response to a media query regarding Israeli claims that Hamas has been found using Chinese-made weapons in the Gaza Strip.
The spokesperson stressed that China has always been prudent and responsible in terms of military items export.
China is committed to three principles for arms export: it should be conducive to the legitimate self-defense capability of the recipient country; it should not undermine peace, security and stability of the region concerned and the world as a whole; and it should not be used to interfere in the internal affairs of the recipient country, said the spokesperson.
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The military also said that the Chinese military will continue conducting regular actions, including patrols, around Taiwan island, aiming to strengthen the ability to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
When asked about Global Firepower’s latest military power ranking, Wu said capability, defense policy, and strategy all matter when judging a military.
“Even a superpower will collapse if addicted to war. Forgetting the war will be dangerous even though the world is peaceful,” he added.