Functions and Role of the College.
The National Defense University, which is under the immediate leadership of the Central Military Commission, is the highest institution of military education in the People's Republic of China. NDU is located in Beijing, capital of China. The College of Defense Studies (CDS), which is a part of the NDU, is CPLA's top level of foreign training. CDS's main task is to train foreign senior officers, civilian officials and some Chinese officers, and to conduct international exchanges and academic discussions in the domain of defense security.