Both domestic stability and external security are on the agenda of the new National Security Commission, which met for the first time Tuesday, Xinhua reported the same day.
President Xi Jinping, the commission’s chairman, said: “Externally, the country will seek peace, cooperation, a win-win situation and a harmonious world.
“Domestically, China will pursue development, reform, stability and foster a safe environment.”
The commission will work not only to protect China as a whole from external threats, but to consolidate the Communist Party’s ruling status, and to rally and lead the people to develop socialism with Chinese characteristics, the report said.
The security body was established in November to oversee coordination with the police, intelligence, military and other security organs of other countries.
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