Azara Blog: China allegedly spending too much money on its military

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Date published: 2005/06/06

The BBC says:

The US defence secretary has accused China of spending more on its military capabilities than it acknowledges.

Donald Rumsfeld said Beijing was expanding its missile build-up and developing advanced systems of military technology, in a speech in Singapore.

He questioned the need for "growing investment" because he said no nation was threatening China.

The comments highlight US concern over China's increasing military, economic and diplomatic power, observers say.
He said the Pentagon's annual study of China's military power concludes that its defence budget is now the third largest in the world.

And they say Americans don't do irony. How many nations are threatening the US? (Zero, but of course the US is threatening loads, including Syria, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, etc.) Yet America spends around the same on its military as the rest of the world combined.

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