Yang said the agency's founding is significant and will have long-term effects in advancing the overall design of China's diplomacy and boosting international cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.
"China's military has the ability and determination to defeat all attempts to separate our country, and it will adopt all necessary measures to resolutely defend national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity," ministry spokesman Wu Qian said.
"Upgraded as a national strategy at the 18th CPC National Congress, integrated military and civilian development has achieved great development," according to a statement released after the meeting.
According to the draft reshuffle plan, a few new departments will be established, and the future State Council will be composed of 26 ministries and commissions. The new departments proposed include the ministry of natural resources, the ministry of ecological environment, the ministry of agriculture and rural areas, the national health commission, the ministry of veteran affairs, and the ministry of emergency management.
Turkey declared state of emergency on July 20, 2016, five days after a failed coup attempt that kill 250 people and left thousands injured.
The Japanese government denied the existence of the unit until 1998, when the Supreme Court indirectly acknowledged it by ruling there was an academic consensus that Unit 731 existed.