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Chinese military ready for provocations during Winter Games

Wu Qian, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, addresses a press briefing in Beijing, China, in this undated photo. (PHOTO: MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE, CHINA)

BEIJING – China’s armed forces are fully prepared for external provocations and contingencies during the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, said a military spokesperson Thursday.

Wu Qian, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks at a press conference in response to possible moves of the US navy around China.

Noting that the Winter Olympics will be a great sports event for the international community, Wu said China will work with all parties to deliver a “simple, safe, and splendid” Games.

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