QINGDAO, August 26 (ChinaMil) -- The 9th International Symposium on Sun Tzu’s Art of War kicked off in Qingdao on August 25, 2014.
More than 160 experts and scholars from 26 countries and regions around the world will center on the theme of “Sun Tzu’s Art of War and Peace, Cooperation and Development” and discuss a series of topics in the next two days.
They will exchange views on Sun Tzu’s idea of caution in war and ceasefire, and the topic on Sun Tzu’s Art of War and military mutual trust. They will also discuss how to apply the wisdom of Sun Tzu’s Art of War to safeguard world peace, cooperation and development.
Participating experts noted that traditional Chinese strategies represented by Sun Tzu’s Art of War are penetrated with the strategic thinking and cultural value that the purpose of preparing for war is to prevent war and the purpose of strengthening the country and army is to safeguard peace.
The world today is experiencing unprecedented changes. Traditional Chinese strategies represented by Sun Tzu’s Art of War show us that seeking safety through development, cooperation and win-win growth is the right way toward world peace.
We shall all learn from the concept and wisdom of Sun Tzu’s Art of War, inherit Sun Tzu’s idea of cooperation and co-existence, and turn the diversity and differences among countries in the world into the dynamism and power to promote peace, cooperation and development, so as to actively prevent conflict and war and jointly safeguard world peace.
This year’s symposium is sponsored by the Academy of Military Sciences (AMS) and the China Research Society of Sun Tzu’s Art of War (CRSSTAW) and co-sponsored by the Shandong Provincial People’s Government.
Zhao Nanqi, former vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Liu Chengjun, president of the AMS, Sun Sijing, political commissar of the AMS, Du Hengyan, political commissar of the Jinan Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and Jiang Yikang, secretary of the Shandong Provincial Party Committee, attended the symposium.