According to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, the country's military is ready to undertake additional collaboration with its Russian counterparts to enhance its strategic communication and coordination - Tan Kefei, the Ministry's spokesperson, is reported as saying by Reuters.

 

Tan noted that together with Moscow, Beijing will cooperate in implementing global security initiatives. He said the partnership would foster greater military trust and enable joint efforts to increase and uphold international fairness and justice.

 

As an example of this, the two countries intend to organize joint maritime and air patrols and conduct joint military exercises.

 

The Chinese government sees this cooperation as an overall important aspect of its broader foreign policy objectives and aims to further strengthen its ties with Russia in the coming years.

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These comments were made in the background of the recent announcement made by the leader of China, Xi Jinping, on March 29, about China preparing for the war.

 

According to the Foreign Affairs publication, Xi made this controversial statement during the annual meeting of the Chinese Parliament and its highest political advisory body. Xi referred to war readiness in four speeches, even telling his generals to "fight boldly" in one of them.

 

Furthermore, the Chinese government also revealed plans to reduce the country's dependence on foreign grain imports and increase its defense budget by 7.2%, which has already doubled in the past decade.

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Additionally, new laws on military preparedness have been enacted, and new bomb shelters are being constructed in cities on the other side of the Taiwan Strait. The country is also establishing new offices for "National Defense Mobilization" throughout the country, the Foreign Affairs reported.

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