Increased attention to China’s military spending to reduce the foreign media present different reactions
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China recently announced this year’s defense budget, contrary to expectation is that the Western world, military spending increase over the previous few years has declined. In this regard, foreign media have speculated the reason. There may be concerned that the Western media that China once again a “China threat” theory, so lowering the increase in military spending. However, analysts believe that China’s military spending is formulated in accordance with China’s national conditions, China can not look at this cue from the West.
voice of reason into the mainstream
According to a spokesman for the Third Session of Eleventh National People’s Congress Li introduced China’s national defense budget for 2010, 532.115 billion yuan, increase of 7.5 percent over the previous year. China’s defense budget for 2009, 480.686 billion yuan, an increase of 14.9%. Compared to this year’s defense budget growth rate dropped by nearly half.
decline in the face of China’s military growth, showing a different response to world opinion, appreciation of those who have surprised those who have, some of the skeptics. Singapore, “Lianhe Zaobao,” said the Chinese announced the smallest increase over the years an annual military budget. The increase over the past 20 years, with average growth of China’s military spending compared to fierce reduced by half. Experts believe that the announced military budget is more powerful signal that China is determined to take the road of peaceful development, did not intend to focus on weapons and military construction.
“The Times of India” for two consecutive days a detailed report on China’s military spending, the newspaper commented, “When the rest of the world’s rising powers desperately additional weapons and equipment expenses, China’s military spending growth actually falling to 20-year low, which makes many international analysts by surprise. ”
British “Times” said that the increase of China’s military spending this year, surprisingly little, which reflects the impact of financial crisis on China, also shows that Chinese leaders want to dispel the international community to China may pose a potential threat concerns.
cue from China do not have to look at the West
addition to the above rational analysis, foreign media comments there are some suspect voice. According to Japan’s Kyodo News, Japan’s defense Kitazawa handsome 5 at a press conference, said China’s military assessment: “(military) is quite clear in the requirements (China) to further improve transparency at the same time, Japan’s defense ministry will investigation in their own way. “Associated Press also said that China’s actual military spending may double the figure announced by even more.
United States, “Defense Week” Yan Wende Asia bureau chief, said: “China’s military spending not only to Taiwan, but they both want to fight piracy near Somalia to prepare, implement massive shipbuilding program.” Bloomberg believes that China’s defense budget growth is slowing, but defense spending is still ranked second in the world after the United States, and far higher than other Western countries, China’s military power is still growing significantly. Western analysts have said, according to U.S. government estimates, China’s actual military spending may be higher than the figures released by the two to three times.
Some Chinese experts pointed out that China’s government work report this year, more attention to people’s livelihood, the state’s economic development focus is changing, the development of national defense force is a regular and change. NPC to discuss China’s military spending every time when the West is always react. “Before (military) to double-digit growth, they do not take into account China’s military tightening the 1980s the background, now down, but that is false.”
Analysts pointed out that each country The military has its own calculation of the standard, not to say that the larger the number the more transparent. China will follow its own pace and rhythm, according to its own national security needs to arrange for an active and steady development goals, so you do not care about the critical and skeptical attitude toward the West, China can not see the cue from the West.