UK report says China may catch up with the U.S. military 20 years (Figure)
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Reuters, London, March 8 – an important think tank, said today that the West to cut military spending and the rapid increase in emerging economies, defense spending, which is to redraw the strategic map of the world, and countries the risk of conflict between the increases.
International Institute for Strategic Studies in London issued a “Military Balance 2011,” the report said, economic strength has been in the military forces of change had a real impact, and reduce the strategic gap.
约翰奇普曼 the director, said: “Western defense budgets under pressure, their arms procurement is limited, but in other areas – particularly in Asia and the Middle East – military spending and Weapons procurement is growing rapidly. There is compelling evidence that the pattern of global military strength is changing. “
he said, Asia-Pacific countries, especially China, military double-digit growth every year. Western countries are fighting stealth technology and network technology areas such as losing its edge.
most estimates that the U.S. military is still about half the global total, the majority spent on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The estimate for China’s military spending is a larger difference, many analysts believe that China’s military spending is higher than the figures released.
International Institute for Strategic Studies reports that the U.S. military in 2010 to $ 693 billion, representing approximately 4.7% of GDP. China 760 million U.S. dollars, accounting for 1.3% of its GDP.
Chipman said that on present trends, China still needs 15 to 20 years to compete with the United States in the military. He said that China is trying to get a lot of equipment (such as submarines and anti-ship missiles), to weaken the U.S. aircraft carrier in waters around China, especially the Taiwan Strait advantage.
“Japanese Economic News” reported on March 9 strategic British Institute of International announced the 8th annual world military situation analysis. The report notes that the financial crisis, American and European countries the need for sound fiscal had to cut defense spending, while China and other emerging countries continue to increase the defense budget and actively raise weapons. The report stresses “the world’s military balance is changing,” and “expansion of China’s defense spending and military activities expanded, deepened fears surrounding countries.”
report pointed out that China built and deployed aircraft carrier, development plans and development of anti-ship missile submarines “are important strategic developments.” Report analysis, development of stealth fighter F -20 reflects China, Europe and the United States military technology gap between is gradually narrowing.
head of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said: “With the growing economic strength of emerging countries, European countries are gradually losing has overwhelming military superiority.” The report notes that China, Brazil and India are attempt to establish a large fleet of aircraft carriers as the center.
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Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun” reported on March 9 issue: China’s intention to win the Western Pacific in command of the sea
8, the British International Institute for Strategic Studies announced the world’s annual military situation analysis. The report notes that the Chinese navy to combat Somali pirates, and through participation in the construction of growing into the ocean carrier’s ability to win the Western Pacific while the command of the sea as an important goal.
report said that China bought from Ukraine, former Soviet Union, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier, except in Dalian last repair of the carrier, but also the other two ports in the country to step up construction of training facilities. Chinese aircraft carrier construction program has not been announced, but the U.S. Department of Defense, said 2020 will be a number of ships serving the Chinese aircraft carrier. The report notes that China dispatched destroyers and supply ships to Somali waters, and dock landing ship forward deployed aircraft carrier construction program, the Chinese navy to enter the ocean’s ability to continuously improve. In addition, in Taiwan, China to enhance the waters, the East China Sea and South China’s military influence, will step up construction of the exercise facilities and military bases, and actively raise equipment.
to prevent the U.S. Seventh Fleet in the Taiwan Strait war in intervention, China is stepping up development and deployment of new medium-range missiles and anti-ship ballistic missiles. The report analyzes that China’s military is rapidly expanding, the West will continue to take arms embargo.
report pointed out that China’s F-20 stealth fighters jointly developed with the European EF-2000 fighter aircraft of the same generation and other basic.
Press Trust of India website reported on March 8 the British International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank released a report today that the Chinese desire among the world’s strongest military power of the column.
the Institute’s “2011 military balance,” the report said: “China has a lot to become the world’s strongest military powers of the key factors, such as adequate funding, strong political support and selective access to foreign technical ability. “
Chipman, director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said:” China’s military-industrial vitality and it is now struggling to survive 10 years ago, in stark contrast the late 1970s, China implementation of economic reform, defense spending due to economic development and substantially reduce China’s military-industrial complex into a long recession. “
reports that Indian security officials in China’s recent gesture of Sino-Indian border dispute was more concerns. The report said: “They also questioned the Chinese military in Tibet and in South Asia to strengthen infrastructure construction purposes in India this as a strategy to contain China and its surrounding, and China through the construction of Gwadar port in Pakistan for the first time have access to permanent capacity of the Indian Ocean. “reports that India worry that China-India border in the vicinity of the construction of roads, railways and airports will increase China’s military capabilities into the region.
China needs to overcome the “structural weaknesses”
AFP, London, March 8 – Today International Institute for Strategic Studies said in an annual report China is rapidly increasing military power, but it is still a “regional power interest in regional affairs.”
this renowned institute, said despite the global financial crisis had a negative impact, but in 2010 China’s defense budget increase of 7.5% is still more than most countries, this growth “continued to cause concern.”
However, the institute said that China’s main focus lies in the region, particularly because the status of Taiwan and East China Sea and South China Sea territorial disputes. The report said: “Overall, China is still a concern in regional affairs regional power, the 2010 series of exercises, projects and equipment purchases have shown this.”
International Institute for Strategic Studies that China and the West to bridge the technology gap between the target may be due to “severe structural weaknesses” affected, “the primary problem is a common industrial and research facilities of the duplication and fragmentation.” Produce weapons factories scattered throughout the country, “and manufacturing and scientific research are often very backward.”
British “Daily Telegraph” website reported on March 8 issue: China’s “10 years does not pose a threat to the United States in the Pacific”
based International Strategic Studies in London are today in its annual report on global military said, the growth rate of China’s military budget among the first in the world, but not 10 years of U.S. dominance in the Pacific region posed a serious challenge.
naval expert of the Institute 克里斯琴拉 Meyer said that 10 to 20 years, the Chinese navy does not have to stop parts of the United States the ability to enter the Pacific Ocean.
reported that China’s attention is focused on district affairs. It pointed out that Taiwan’s status, the East China Sea and South China Sea dispute is Beijing primary concern. But the report emphasized that, as China began to “tentative start in the more remote areas of action”, the world’s military powers are warily watching China.
the outside world is more concerned that China recently announced that its 2011 defense budget to double-digit growth in defense spending will grow by 12.7%, reaching 601.1 billion yuan. This is for China to return to normal – last year’s 7.5% increase in Chinese military spending over the years to break the double-digit growth trend.
However, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said China and Western countries to bridge the technology gap between the goals may be frustrated at the “serious structural defects.” It said Chinese-made weapons factories scattered around this vast country, “the production and research capacity is often very backward.”
Beijing’s military growth also contributed to the neighboring Asian powers increase their military procurement efforts.