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Post time 2019-3-4 14:25:30 |Display all floors

The 13th National People's Congress, the top legislature, holds a news conference in Beijing on March 4, 2019. [Photo by Kuang Linhua/]

China's defense expenditure is for the protection of the nation's sovereignty, security and territorial integrity and does not pose any threat to other countries, according to Zhang Yesui, spokesman for the second session of the 13th National People's Congress.

Zhang said at a news conference on Monday in Beijing that China always sticks to the path of peaceful development and follows policies that are purely defensive in nature.

"To judge whether a country poses threat to other nations, the key lies in its foreign and defense policies rather than the increase in its defense budget," he said.

He made the remarks in response to a question on China's perspective change to its defense budget this year.

Zhang said a reasonable and moderate rise in military expenditure is to meet the need of safeguarding national security and facilitating military reform with Chinese characteristics.

"Starting in 2016, the increases in our defense budget have been staying inside single digits each year, as opposed to double-digit rises in the five consecutive years before that year," the spokesman said. "Compared with other countries, our defense spending in 2018 accounted for about 1.3 percent of our GDP for that year, while some developed nations maintained a 2-plus percent proportion."

China raised its defense budget by 8.1 percent in the fiscal year of 2018.

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Post time 2019-3-8 04:17:54 |Display all floors
China's defense buget should increase at double digits growth year-on-year for the next fifty years. We need to catching up the two hundred years of Western military spending and arms build up.

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Post time 2019-3-8 04:27:33 |Display all floors
The Taiwan issue must be resolved at the earliest date.
We cannot indefinitely let the US keep holding and playing its Taiwan leverage card.
China must retake the island by force if the island cross the no holding back line in declaring independence, with or without the US prodding it.
Meaning, the country's conventional force must be built up sufficiently strong enough to act as a deterrent to a possible retaliatory US conventional military attack on the mainland.

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Post time 2019-3-11 12:41:26 |Display all floors
The problem with Western-style Demotional electoral government system, those in power will promote distractions overseas to cover up the internal problems they have cooked up at home. India's PM Modi, now facing losing the April election will want to stirring up more border discord. If the poll figure count points to a parliamentary exit, Modi will not hesitate order and dispatching further suicide mission of his arcane Royal British Indian Air Force to Pak.

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Post time 2019-3-12 17:23:15 |Display all floors
Kbay Post time: 2019-3-11 12:41
The problem with Western-style Demotional electoral government system, those in power will promote d ...

I read Morning Star says Police and Armed forces cuts in china mainland

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