Defense minister stresses defense mobilization

Updated: 2013-09-17 20:43


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LANZHOU - Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan on Tuesday called for a national defense mobilization system that meets the needs of both emergency response and war preparation.

Chang made the remarks at a meeting on national defense mobilization at Lanzhou Military Command in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province.

The defense mobilization system would serve civilians in peaceful times and respond to emergencies and possible wars, said Chang, also a member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and a general.

The country should make concrete moves towards a defense mobilization system so that it can be well prepared for possible conflicts in the future and new circumstances, he said.