Academy of Social Sciences Experts say the next few years may be a global arms race
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China news agency, Beijing, December 24 (Reporter Yu Lan) – the overall global economy recession, not only in military spending no compression, but rose sharply. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences an international expert said Thursday that if military spending continued to show an overall upward trend in the next few years, may be a global large-scale arms race. She said that once this situation, military spending accounted for half of the United States needs the world’s primary responsibility.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) show that, in 2008, world military spending is estimated to reach $ 1.464 trillion, compared with 2007 increased by four per cent . In 2008 the military equivalent of global gross domestic product 2.4%, two hundred seventeen U.S. dollars per capita.
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences published in today’s “beige book international situation,” said the face of serious economic crisis, many countries military rise, not fall, emotional instability that the international community grew, and all countries feel not enough security, are seeking to expand military strength to protect themselves.
SIPRI said in 1999 to 2008, world military spending actually increased by 45%. , Almost all regional and sub-regional military expenditures are increasing. Even some of less developed countries is very backward, even though penniless, into the military also big spenders. 2009, global military spending is still rising.
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of World Economics and Politics Research Associate Gao Hua said today that the sharp rise in global military spending is worrying, its threat to international security and stability further. Growth in military spending led to a global arms race into the fast lane, if sustainable development, there may be a large-scale arms race. In the “international situation Yellow Book”, “financial crisis in the context of global military spending,” a chapter from the High Street to complete.
The expert stressed that the main sponsors of a new arms race in the United States. Economic crisis of rising global military spending overall U.S. military spending is mainly due to significant growth in. 2008, the top 15 world ranking military spending power, the world’s military spending accounted for 80% of the total one. The United States accounts for a proportion of the total number of Sicheng, ahead of countries. Its military spending is almost all other countries combined.
beige book said the United States is the real military power. Even as the U.S. slashed military budget each year should be spent over five hundred billion U.S. dollars to maintain a large army and military bases spread around the world.
Yellow Book and reference “China National Defense News” section saying, “Today, global terrorism is evolving into one super power the United States to strengthen a strategic tool.”