Experts said China’s weapons development does not exceed the reasonable needs of the range
Data Figure: China’s nuclear and conventional submarines, the Navy fleet at sea Data Figure: China’s newest F-20 fighter planes
Xinhua Beijing, March 6 (Xinhua reporter Wu Chen Li Xuanliang Yuan Ye) according to Fourth Session of the Eleventh National People’s Congress brought to the review of the “five-second” draft Plan, China will co-ordinate economic development and national defense construction, in the process of building a moderately prosperous society in the realization of the unity of the rich and powerful army.
drew consideration in the draft budget for 2011, the implementation of China’s defense budget over the previous year the number increased by 12.7%.
Wen Jiabao in his government work report that the overall strengthening of the military revolutionary modernization and regularization, rising to win local wars under conditions of information capacity of the core accomplish diverse military tasks.
the Chinese army in the “five” period to, concern.
in 2009 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of founding of New China on parade, 99 tanks, large-scale early warning aircraft, a number of strategic nuclear missiles and other weapons and equipment to attract the world’s attention. But recently, China’s homegrown stealth fighter F -20 flight, become the focus of world public opinion.
Beijing’s military said, updating and development of weapons and equipment, is the universal law of armed forces around the world and the normal measures, China’s defensive national defense policy will not change.
Military Academy Department of War Theory and Strategic Studies, said researcher warm ice in recent years, the Chinese military to adapt to the development of the world’s new revolution in military affairs, research and development of some new weapons and equipment, mainly to improve the military information under the conditions of combat capability to respond to a variety of security threats and challenges, safeguard national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, ensure that national development has a secure and stable international environment, not against any country and any specific goals.
“This is China’s legitimate national security, reasonable and practical needs, but also the maintenance of world peace, promoting regional security and stability of the real needs.” Temperature of the ice, “said the Chinese army’s weapons development, not beyond the reasonable needs of safeguarding national security scope, not only does not pose a military threat to any country, but also conducive to maintaining global and regional strategic stability. “
CPPCC National Committee, Academy of Military Science researcher, said Major General Luo Yuan, As in previous years, investment in the continued growth of defense spending, China’s national defense and army building, there was greater change in the face, “recently appeared one after another and put to use many of the high-tech weaponry, is front-loaded investment results.”
since the 1990s onwards, along with rapid economic development, China’s annual defense once double-digit growth in 2008 and 2009, respectively, an increase of 17.5% and 18.5%. 2010, the growth rate fell to 7.5%.
China’s defense expenditure is primarily used to support military modernization and improvement of living conditions of officers and soldiers.
Luo said that we stick to the road of peaceful development and adopts a defensive national defense policy. Although China has 1.3 billion population, land area, coastline, but the Chinese defense spending is relatively low in the world, China’s limited military capabilities are solely in order to safeguard national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, will not pose a threat to any country.
“those on China’s increased military spending to develop offensive weapons accusations are unfounded and irresponsible.” Luo said.
CPPCC National Committee, Rear Admiral Yin Cho in an interview with Xinhua News Agency, also stressed the new defensive weapons. He said the F -20 stealth air superiority fighter that can be used, specifically, that is, when people violate our airspace, we can use it to defense.
temperature of ice, said the current international security situation is undergoing complex changes, security threats, comprehensive, complexity, variability has become increasingly prominent, the international strategic situation facing a profound adjustment in China’s relations with the world occurred historical change.
He believes that China pursues a defensive national defense policy is China’s peaceful foreign policy, an important embodiment, the Chinese government based on national interests and the fundamental trend of the times made a strategic choice, not with their own development of a strong and changing international situation and shaken.
He said that China firmly persist in taking economic construction as the center of efforts to their own development and stability to promote world and regional development and stability, claims properly through dialogue or military means to resolve international disputes, efforts to create a peaceful and stable international security environment, emphasis on mutual benefit and common development in the maintenance and implementation of national interests, to prevent interference due to the intensification of the overall situation of individual issues, not supremacy in the region compete for the “sphere of influence ‘and external expansion.
“This is a defensive national defense policy under the current international security situation embodiment, to promote the peaceful development of China’s process of maintaining rapid economic development in an important historical experience.” He said.
“reform and opening up 30 years ago, a defensive national defense policy has been for us to create a sustainable peace and stable security environment, we not only have no reason to abandon this policy, but also to adhere better.” Wen Bing said.