BEIJING Dec 9 China's politburo, a top
decision-making body of the ruling Communist Party, on Friday
underlined the importance of maintaining national security, the
official Xinhua news agency said.
China must "see clearly that strengthening national security
is of extreme importance," it quoted the body as saying.
"Currently, our nation's general sociopolitical situation is
overall stable, but the national security environment continues
to be complex, and is creating a greater need for a new kind of
national security work," it said.
(Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Clarence