China Prepares for Armed Conflict "In Every Direction

Patriot Action Network China is preparing for conflict 'in every direction', the defence minister said on Wednesday in remarks that threaten to overshadow a visit to Beijing by his US counterpart next month.

"In the coming five years, our military will push forward preparations for military conflict in every strategic direction," said Liang Guanglie in an interview published by several state-backed newspapers in China.

"We may be living in peaceful times, but we can never forget war, neverbsend the horses south or put the bayonets and guns away," Mr Liang added.

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