Chang, also a member of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during his recent inspection tour which included Shanghai and Fujian, Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces.
He called for clear understanding of the complicated situation facing China’s national security and development and of the importance of national defense education for all citizens.
Chang said such education should include remembering history, looking at the past as a mirror, remaining level-headed, memorializing martyrs and maintaining a revolutionary spirit.
He also called on citizens to uphold the truth, cherish peace and love the Party, the country and socialism.
Moreover, Chang noted that national defense education should be a shared responsibility for the whole of society.