On November 20, the CDS and the Research Center of <<The Art of War by Sun Zi>> of the National Defense University commonly held a seminar on "<<The Art of War by Sun Zi>> and National Security". 120-odd Chinese-foreign officers from nearly 70 countries, CDS Commandant Lan Zhitao and other leaders attended the seminar.
In line with the teaching of the model "War Annals and Military Thought" and around the two special topics on "<<The Art of War by Sun Zi>> & modern warfare" and "<<The Art of War by Sun Zi>> & national security", eight officers from Poland, U.K., Niger, etc., made speeches one after another at the seminar, contents of which involved "The Art of War by Sun Zi" and modern warfare preparations, modern warfare logistics, strategy for anti-terrorist war, fight against trans-national crimes, etc. The participants of countries had discussions and exchanges concerning the speeches, and put forth some constructive views on how to apply "The Art of War by Sun Zi" to direct and solve the practical issues concerning nowadays national security. They all believed that this seminar was substantial in content and achieved remarkable success, further deepening the participants' understanding of "The Art of War by Sun Zi" and thinking of related problems in depth.
Professor Chen Xiangling form NDU "Research Centre of <<The Art of War by Sun Zi>>" , and Xu Guoping, director of the CDS Teaching and Translation Division, commonly presided over the seminar.
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