Thursday, May 26, 2011

Defense minister to lead China’s Shangri-La delegation

The latest in a series of efforts by Beijing to ‘normalize’ its military relations with the rest of the world

During its second regular press conference on 25 May, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense announced that Defense Minister Liang Guanglie (梁光烈) will be leading the Chinese delegation at the 10th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore next month, the first time a Chinese defense minister will attend the annual security conference.

My article, published yesterday in Jane’s Defence Weekly, continues here (subscription required).

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