If bottom line crossed, PLA will take action, defeat enemies: Chinese defense minister

Security & Defense

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense General Wei Feng said at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2019 in Singapore that China adopts a military strategy of active defense.

“China enhances national defense in order to meet the legitimate needs to defend its own security as well as contribute to the world force for peace,” he said.

He added that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has no intention to cause anybody trouble, but it is not afraid to face up to troubles.

“Should anyone risk crossing the bottom line, the PLA will resolutely take action and defeat all enemies,” he said.


Regarding Taiwan, General Wei said “China must be and will be reunified.”

“If anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese military has no choice but to fight at all costs for national unity,” he said. “We will strive for the prospects of peaceful reunification with utmost sincerity and greatest efforts, but we make no promise to renounce the use of force.”