Chinese Government and armed forces have actively conducted military
exchanges with foreign countries, at the same time, opened its policy of
national defense to the outside world in the form of white paper of national
In 1998, the first Chinese white paper of national defense was given birth.
Afterwards, China proclaimed its policy of national defense and army building
once in every two years to the world in the form of white paper of national
defense. In particular, the white paper of national defense in 2006 not only
announced China's nuclear strategy for the first time, but also disclosed battle
readiness ideology of various services and arms, numbers of group armies , total
number of military colleges and specified number of Armed Police Force, thus
presenting China's national defense and army building before the eyes of the
world in a more open and transparent way.