rs, and we will not let others bully or prey upon us either,” he added.

Lieutenant General He Lei, former vice-president of the PLA Academy of Military Science, said Wei’s

speech clearly and objectively articulated the purposes, positions and aspirations of the Chinese military.

“Wei’s speech demonstrates the confidence of the PLA and the Chinese people. Som

e might think his tone is a bit tough, but I think it is perfectly appropriate,” He said.

Wei also “honestly answered all 22 very sensitive and difficult” questions from the audience

, further cementing the PLA’s image as a confident and responsible force, he added.

Major General Jin Yinan, a retired professor of international relations at PLA National D

efense University, said Wei has highlighted the fact that China is a nation that promotes inclusive and coo

perative relations between cultures, but it also has principles and bottom lines that should not be crossed.

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