Chinese Military Academy, said foreign military students impressed by Mao Zedong’s military thinking
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Xinhua news (Ting Wei Yu L Yang Di Hongjun): Nanjing Army Command College, International Military Education Center (outside the training system) is the training of foreign military earliest, largest and best quality, most far-reaching one of the units. March 10, full of warmth of the afternoon sun, Xinhua military correspondents and three foreign military students chatted about their lives and learning here.
Nationality: Botswana; headquarters staff training, rank of Major, September 2010 admission, and now the Army Command and General Staff English classes to learn
Nationality: Pakistan; rank of Major, September 2010 admission, the Army Command and General Staff now learn in English class
Nationality: Sierra Leone; Command and General Staff, Major rank, enrollment in September 2010, the Army Command and General Staff now learn in English class
Xinhua Military: When to China?
Clifford: I September 2010 to China, the International Military Education Center (the “Center”) who are in Beijing, then I, then join us to fly from Beijing to Nanjing , then they ate dinner with me, took me to his room, gave me a room key. They are great.
Fa Hamu: September come.
Xinhua military: a person in China or with the family over?
Endi Bo: I did not come with the family. But there is another one of my colleagues with me over.
Clifford: I am a person over.
Fa Hamu: and family, and my wife and kids together. I have two children, namely a 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. We live in the center.
Xinhua Military: When you study your wife and kids are doing?
Fa Hamu: my wife teach children. Also in the center of the weekend, when many activities, students from all different parts of the wives chat with each other, we know that many different countries and regions of the culture. We will go to Nanjing area, there will be shuttle last week.
Xinhua military: I was wondering, did you come to China to learn the procedure like? Is the self-application to study in China do? Or that you selected centers to learn?
En Dibo: our country (Botswana) of the Department of Defense selected a group of people go to learn. We then chief of staff the right to choose the right person to learn. So this time it chose me.
Clifford: I countries (Sierra Leone), the government offered me this opportunity, because a close relationship between the two countries, each country will send our staff to learn from China. I came here before for a pre-course learning, learning that I am finished to China for study, so I can have the opportunity to study here.
Fa Hamu: in fact both sides must be selected. Each year one or two Chinese officers to Pakistan to participate in General Staff School, the same, two Pakistani officers also take part in learning the Chinese staff. Pakistan and more than 34 other countries have defense cooperation, are two-way cooperation, they send someone to our country to learn, we will send people to their countries to follow.
Xinhua military: you feel lucky?
En Dibo: not only is lucky, and I feel at the right time to be selected here.
Xinhua military: to China before the Chinese impression?
Endi Bo: Actually I will not until the countries of China and I do compare. Because China is more developed. So this is more like to a more developed country than their own country to learn.
Clifford: In fact, this is my second visit to China. Twice the feeling is not the same. The second came when I was very surprised, because many Chinese people can speak English. And Chinese people are very warm, the door after the first will ask you to drink water or tea, which means they’re more than welcome.
Fa Hamu: This is my first visit to China. Nanjing has many schools and the people are very warm.
Xinhua military: it is now the impression of China?
En Dibo: feel good, and I think I have to thank the Chinese government to give me such a good opportunity to learn, I finished school here, I think I should be more ability to assume the responsibilities they should be.
Xinhua military: and come together with colleagues, you are living together?
Endi Bo: Yes, we live together, and we will discuss many issues in after school.
Xinhua Military: What you will participate in after school activities?
Endi Bo: I and my colleagues will come together with the city to go shopping, visit some of the attractions the city of Nanjing.
Clifford: Yes, we have the physical training. Center will organize the students to us and the Chinese football, I played very good football.
Xinhua military: how to Nanjing?
En Dibo: a good place.
Xinhua Military: life here is very boring to learn it?
En Dibo: that is not. In this case if there is any demand can be put forward, they will try to meet you.
Xinhua military: you and here’s how the Chinese military relations?
Endi Bo: Well, we communicate well, and we all hope will continue after I came back to stay in touch.
Xinhua Military: here If you run your own festivals, such as the National Day or some other traditional festivals, you will miss their families and homeland it?
En Dibo: do not miss. Because here, every event of our country’s traditional festivals, the captain will organize some activities, such as the National Day, when our country’s flag will rise, and may celebrate the National Day, in fact, is so last year, so you will find this the same as in the motherland over the National Day.
Xinhua military: how to that side of the course? Courses difficult? There are tests? Need to study very hard to pass exam?
En Dibo: Course is very challenging, you need to study hard to pass. Yes we have the exam.
Clifford: Yes, the great strength of this study, after school we read a lot of things, taught me their e-mail, there do not understand the questions they can ask at any time . After every time we put the question and answer to them will be translated, and translators will translate to us seriously. Now we are learning this part of the General Staff, later we will carry out some exercises outside the classroom.
Fa Hamu: You can say that is interesting. Probably because I am in my own country has to learn a similar course. I think it is really like as long as the courses can be found here are interesting.
Xinhua military: There is a lot of students come from different countries, and you are not the same language. For example you, you use the English exam on volume?
Endi Bo: Yes. But although we all come from different countries, but always learn something with each other, even if someone can not express themselves well in English, you learn something from him, from some of our interactive activities from the each other and learn things about other countries’ armed forces, in short, we will learn from each other.
Xinhua military: In which of these courses, which door do you think is the most difficult, most challenging?
En Dibo: virtually all of the courses all kind of challenging, but the biggest challenge is to discussions on the topic of leadership courses.
Clifford: Chinese it may be difficult. While on military programs, there is a very challenging – the leaders of the decision-making courses. If you do not know policy, you may not be suitable to lead this country and the country’s armed forces, as a staff, you have everything to make accurate decisions on both. For example, said, in a battle, fight the enemy if you can not make the right decisions, you are likely to defeat. In this course in my example is Mao Zedong and Sun Bin. If staff have their military thinking, I think no matter where we can become good military staff, to make the right decisions.
Xinhua military: The exercises outside the classroom is now part of the curriculum it?
Clifford: Yes. Now we are on the computer to do this part, is computer simulation exercise. We organize themselves, and then (on the computer) to “war game.” Two people Fenchu ??enemy, and then on a computer you can enter your goals, that is, where are you going to carry out attacks in part, your opponent may be entered on the computer next to him to attack the target, then both sides can be in confrontation on the computer, I have to use their own strategy to defeat the enemy. Then we will discuss some specific examples of analysis, for example, in the Yangtze River across from your enemy, you have to cross the Yangtze River, but the enemy has to dismember the bridge, so you must use the boat, but you need to know your enemy in the other side waiting for you at this time how to use the ship is a big problem. These are now learning. Once we learn returning, I believe we are more capable of defending our country.
Xinhua military: In discussing the class lecture you are good at doing it?
En Dibo: this may depend on the audience below, I just try to convey information and I want to know the expression of the content. If you relax a little, stood on the stage, just like at home and chat with people who are familiar with, like, you will feel better.
Xinhua Military: rapid development of China’s armed forces, including what is most impressive to you?
Endi Bo: China’s military development to the deep impression on me. When I put my country, the Chinese army and armed forces to do more, I feel that my country was not developing fast enough. But I am very pleased that China is willing to take us, we also learned from the Chinese military a lot, so I think after we return home, they can impart to our armed forces, which can increase our military strength.
Xinhua Military: China and Pakistan cooperation developed a fighter JP17 (China called “Fierce Dragon”).
Fa Hamu: Yes, but the friendship between China and Pakistan are not limited to this cooperation. This is just one among the only bilateral cooperation, China and Pakistan have a lot of cooperation in many areas.
Xinhua Military: Do you think these things taught in China in your country will apply?
Endi Bo: very suitable. Just the way we have implemented will be different.
Clifford: of course, for! Because in fact the Anglo-American countries are also in accordance with this idea to train their own military forces, but this idea of ??the origin of military decision-making in China. China 5,000 years ago with this military thinking, these ideas after 5000 years of heritage. The U.S. military thought only two or three hundred years of history, they are also the origin of the Chinese military thinking, to some transformation, which I noticed. But (some military thinking) origin in China.
Xinhua Military: As far as I know, the faculty will teach some of the military thinking, which is to give you one of the most impressive?
Fa Hamu: Mao Zedong’s military thinking. These ideas are very interesting because you find in order to understand these ideas you have to understand Chinese culture, in addition to The Art of War.