Chinese National Defense Ministry spokesman Tan Kefei said in a statement that was posted to the CCTV Video News Agency YouTube channel on September 30, 2022 that Russia and China are jointly committed to opposing hegemonism and to safeguarding international equity and justice. He spoke about China's participation in the Vostok 2022 military exercises (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 9800), and he praised the military and strategic cooperation between China and Russia. He also said that China has significantly enhanced its ability to take military action overseas. He added that China will continue to carry out military exchanges with more countries with an "open and friendly attitude."
Tan Kefei: "China and Russia are committed to opposing hegemonism and power politics and safeguarding international equity and justice. They've played an important role in building a new type of international relations and the community with a shared future for humanity. In recent years, the two militaries have kept deepening of exchanges and cooperation in various fields. Their strategic communication has been advanced to a new level, pragmatic cooperation has seen new breakthroughs, and mechanism construction has received progress.
"This year, China and Russia jointly conducted the fourth joint strategic air patrol, and China participated in the Vostok-2022 [East-2022] military drills in Russia, organized and participated in the International Army Games 2022.
"Next, China is willing to work with Russia to fully implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state, deepen the strategic communication between the two militaries and continue to carry out pragmatic cooperation in various areas, so as to enrich bilateral relations with new strategic importance and make positive contribution to safeguarding world and regional peace and stability.
"The Chinese side made full use of the unfamiliar and complex environment. In accordance with demands of wide coverage, multi-level participation, general system support and all elements interconnection, the army elaborately organized fully functioned forces for command, combat and support, and carefully organized cross-border delivery, combat planning, field exercise and operation support, so as to comprehensively enhance its ability to conduct military action overseas.
"During the exercises, the multinational forces coordinated with others and studied on combat tactics together, while the troops competed on the same stage. They enhanced their connections, exchanged their experiences and practices, and deepened their friendships.
"The Chinese side will continue to carry out military cooperation and exchanges with more countries with an open and friendly attitude, so as to enhance our strategic mutual trust and jointly safeguard world peace and stability."