In the new era, to meet the strategic demands of national security and development, China's armed forces firmly implement the missions and tasks entrusted by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the people.
They endeavor to provide strategic support for consolidating the leadership of the CPC and the socialist system, safeguarding national sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, protecting China's overseas interests, and promoting world peace and development.
A fundamental goal of China's national defense in the new era is to resolutely safeguard China's sovereignty, security and development interests.
Meanwhile, China pursues a national defense policy that is defensive in nature. Never seeking hegemony, expansion or spheres of influence is the distinctive feature of China's national defense in the new era.