The basic point for preparation for military struggle (PMS) of China's armed forces will be placed on "winning informationized local wars," according to a white paper issued Tuesday by the State Council Information Office.
The basic point highlights maritime military struggle and maritime PMS. The armed forces will work to effectively control major crises, properly handle possible chain reactions, and firmly safeguard the country' s territorial sovereignty, integrity and security, according to the white paper titled "China's Military Strategy."
The adjustment of the basic point for PMS is in line with the evolving form of war and national security situation, the paper says.
In 1993 the military strategic guideline of the new era was formulated, which took "winning local wars in conditions of modern technology, particularly high technology" as the basic point in making the PMS. In 2004, the guideline was further substantiated, and the basic point was modified to "winning local wars under conditions of informationization," according to the white paper.