I ambassador to Britain, said China’s military expenditure in GDP is lower than India and Brazil
Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, 24, Chatham Club in the UK, entitled” China to make the world safer, “the speech. Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
BEIJING, March 25, according to Foreign Ministry news, the Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, 24, Chatham Club in the UK a report entitled “China to make the world safer “speech. In his speech, particularly on the issue of media attention the military has done a note, citing the data on China’s current military spending levels in the world at a low level, Liu also explained, in large part additional costs to improve the living standards of the military.
Liu pointed out that the outside world especially the West of China is always concerned, both economic concerns, there are security concerns, worried about the uncertainty of China’s development, China has become worried about the threat. He said last week in the British imperial Institute answering a question, someone raised this issue, ask the Chinese how to eliminate this fear. “I was answered that this fear is not necessary that China’s development will not threaten anyone.”
Liu cited the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London (IISS) released the latest “global military report,” said China’s military spending levels in the world at a low level. China’s military spending in 2010 accounted for GDP1.3%, far less than the United States (4.7%), United Kingdom (2.5%), Russia (2.8%) and other traditional military power, is also lower than India (2.5%), Brazil (1.7% ) such emerging powers. Even if the Chinese defense budget this year, an increase of 12.7%, accounted for only 1.4 percent of GDP. If the per capita military spending, China is lower. The United States is 38 times that of China, the United Kingdom is 20 times.
Liu also pointed out that a large part of increased costs for the military to improve the living standards of the international financial crisis, China’s inflation has increased in recent years, the military responsibilities of the sacred, has its own unique aspect, but At the same time soldiers are also ordinary people. With our Chinese people’s words, “on the old, under a small” family responsibilities to the people. Therefore, we appropriate to improve the living conditions of soldiers, of course.
“As the Chinese Ambassador, is to strive to eliminate this inexplicable fear the outside world, so that more and more people understand China’s development of positive significance to the world.” Liu said, “a development, progress, prosperity, prosperous and powerful China will only make the world safer. “
UK Chatham Club, founded in 1910, its membership mainly retired senior military officers, professors and well-known public figures. Club 6 lectures organized every year, inviting the guests at the dinner on the international political, military and economic and financial issues such as speech and question and answer session. British Princess Anne, has been made business secretary, Cable and other lecture.
3 24 March, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming was invited to the club made the presentation and answered the audience on China’s relations with its Asian neighbors, China-Japan relations, in angstroms (and) relations, Middle East, The situation in Libya, and the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, China’s foreign policy, China’s foreign investment, how to look at the West China, the Sino-British military exchanges, Hong Kong situation and other questions.