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Old 03-04-2012, 05:17 AM   #1
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China moving like a freight train

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China boosts military spending - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English

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China*has announced*that it*will boost military spending by 11.2 per cent this year, in a move likely to cause concern about Beijing's rapid military build-up and*stoke*regional tensions.

The increase was announced on Sunday*by Li Zhaoxing, the spokesman for China's parliament, and will bring official spending on the People's Liberation Army to 670.3bn yuan ($110bn) for 2012, after a 12.7 per cent increase last year and a nearly*consistent series of double-digit rises across two decades.

"China's limited military power is for the sake of preserving national sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity"

- Li Zhaoxing,
Chinese parliamentary spokesman

China's*public budget is widely thought by foreign experts to undercount its real spending on military modernisation, which has unnerved Asian neighbours and drawn repeated calls from the US for China to share more about its intentions.

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:19 AM   #2
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Not a threat and not a problem, Chinese military spending over hyped yet again

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:21 AM   #3
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US still spends more on military than the next several nations combined.

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:25 AM   #4
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Ts, they're doing this because India hiked up its military spending and it moving troops near the Chinese border. It's really not our concern...however as for India..


India holds military exercises close to China border


Indian experts warn of “major military offensive” from China - www.phayul.com

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:26 AM   #5
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If it keeps increasing double digits every year...

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:51 AM   #6
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:23 AM   #7
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Ts, they're doing this because India hiked up its military spending and it moving troops near the Chinese border. It's really not our concern...however as for India..


India holds military exercises close to China border


Indian experts warn of “major military offensive” from China - www.phayul.com
Sounds like the start of an Asian arms race imho. Be a dick measuring contest. Prolly see a whole bunch of over sized ships and carriers being built in the near future too.

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If it keeps increasing double digits every year...
It's starting to look a lot like pre WWI Europe. Though with nukes, that changes how you can go about warring. Be interesting to see how this goes down.

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:17 AM   #9
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China is also wasting money on building ghost cities. They are in an economic boom, so them spending money is no surprise.

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:32 AM   #10
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Bah gawd! Assuming we dont increase our defence spending at all and they continue with double digit growth they'll catch us in some 15-20 years!

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