The following quote of the day, is really two of them. The first is a setup for the second… make of it what you will..
“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”
Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC)
China preparing for armed conflict ‘in every direction’
“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, never send the horses south or put the bayonets and guns away,” Mr Liang added.
“The modernisation of the Chinese military cannot depend on others, and cannot be bought,” Mr Liang added, “In the next five years, our economy and society will develop faster, boosting comprehensive national power. We will take the opportunity and speed up modernisation of the military.”
By Peter Foster, Beijing 1:30PM GMT 29 Dec 2010