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"US elites no longer hide hostility towards China": China will discuss new parameters of the military budget

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A council on national security and defense is convening in China to discuss issues of military spending. Today, China is in second place (after the United States) in the world in terms of the military budget. In 2019, the PRC's military budget amounted to (in terms of US currency) about $ 177 billion. At the same time, it was increased by about 7,5%. And in 2017 and 2018, the budget growth of the military departments was 7 and 8,1 percent, respectively.


Now in Beijing they say that it is necessary to reconsider in some way the parameters of expenditures for the defense industry. The reason for this review was the economic problems associated with the pandemic and quarantine measures.

The Ministry of Defense of China notes that military spending should continue to grow. However, the growth will be adjusted in the direction of reducing its pace. The main task of the Treasury and law enforcement agencies, however, is to coordinate the military budget at a level that would correspond to 2% of the country's GDP.

At the same time, there are politicians in China who believe that it is no longer worth talking about an increase in the military budget this year. At the same time, the reference goes to the fundamental principle that has been operating in China over the past years: synchronizing the growth of the country's military budget expenditures with the growth of the economy. In other words, the military budget will be adjusted as it will correspond to the adjustment of the entire economic system of China.

Scheme of China's military spending growth since 2010 (in billions of yuan):

"US elites no longer hide hostility towards China": China will discuss new parameters of the military budget


According to this graph, it has been seen that the military budget of the PRC has more than doubled since 2010.

Sina explains the situation with such significant growth:

The ruling elites of the United States no longer hide their hostility towards China. They have become unprecedentedly insane. Over the past few years, China has needed to build up its military power to deter the United States.

At the same time, China notes that now the military budget amounts to about 1,2% of the PRC's GDP, which is lower than the figures in the USA, as well as below the figures required by Washington for its "NATO allies" (the value for the alliance countries is 2%). Thus, China is going to continue to increase its military spending.
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Chinese Ministry of Defense / Zhang Feng, Sina.com
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 19 May 2020 09: 36 New
    +3
    It is clear that it’s not just over the palm that they want to butt!
    On this palm tree are not simple "coconuts" hanging, but very precious!
    it’s also clear that the costs will have to be borne not by small, Schaub the first to reach this palm and overtake the other applicants!
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 19 May 2020 12: 15 New
      +4
      Quote: rocket757
      It is clear that it’s not just over the palm that they want to butt!
      On this palm tree are not simple "coconuts" hanging, but very precious!

      Yeah. The old wise monkey on this palm can no longer sit out as a mere spectator ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 19 May 2020 12: 21 New
        +4
        Just on the ETU, the most coveted palm tree, they do not want to give it to climb! You’ll have to butt very hard for such a right ... and not with delicate rabbits, but with a very serious beast who has been courting this palm tree for a long time, has marked it, will not want to give it!
        1. Vasyan1971
          Vasyan1971 19 May 2020 12: 29 New
          +2
          Quote: rocket757
          Just on the ETU, the most coveted palm tree, they do not want to give it to climb!

          And for me, so they want to shake it from there, like staying too long. laughing
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 19 May 2020 12: 40 New
            +5
            In principle, this is not our showdown, now. You can, even on the sidelines not to stand, but to do your own thing ... like, dig a fishing hole, in advance.
            Offended, then he will go around to stumble and look for someone to harbor in return!
      2. antivirus
        antivirus 19 May 2020 13: 16 New
        +2
        Is there a "formidable prowess" in the world among monkeys?
        Can the Chinese in the continuation of the attack fill their guts in the cavity?
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 19 May 2020 12: 53 New
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      It is clear that it’s not just over the palm that they want to butt!

      Some strange palm. The rules of the economic game are established (the children's option is “Monopoly”). Only change the rules during the game given to one player. The rest are trying to resent, that's all.
      The United States simply ruled out the planetary right of nations to self-determination as a country with enormous military potential. But some simply do not agree to collect scraps from the master's table. It is this reluctance that is growing in many developed countries. By the way, as for the "palm", there is interesting information on GDP per capita in "dollars". And even with the naked eye it is clear that the matter is not at all in the struggle for a tree or some close place under the sun:
      1. antivirus
        antivirus 19 May 2020 13: 18 New
        +3
        it’s easier to grow your free-standing palm than to fight for someone else’s
      2. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 19 May 2020 13: 29 New
        +3
        By the way, as for the "palm", there is interesting information on GDP per capita in "dollars".
        The methodology for determining the size of GDP is a very muddy thing. There are many economists who believe that Russia's GDP is greatly underestimated. Up to "several times." Accordingly, per capita allocation will change dramatically.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 19 May 2020 14: 00 New
          0
          There is a lot of turbidity in everything international and universal! one thing is obvious, the friends of the allies are dumb there, and the rules, as always, are trying to write the biggest ... while they give him or he gives it to himself. it’s not a fact that he will succeed, because others are already stepping on his heels!
        2. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 19 May 2020 15: 35 New
          -1
          Quote: abrakadabre
          There are many economists who believe that Russia's GDP is greatly underestimated.

          I do not have access to the “special secrecy” data, but I know for one hundred percent that the Russian GDP per capita for 2017 and 2018 was made up without taking into account the $ 31 billion and $ 300 billion, withdrawn in 000 and 000, respectively.
          And according to the discovered "undeclared" billions, some nouveau riche people see that on their souls the GDP was simply modest.
  2. Civil
    Civil 19 May 2020 09: 36 New
    +7
    The hegemons of the 21st century are preparing for a battle, what place is reserved for Russia in this battle, the ruling circles like China (remember the collapse of the USSR) and the United States (the second Cold War is going on, though in the form of a farce) are equally neglectful of the authorities and people of the Russian Federation. Is it worth it to intervene which of the hegemons will roll the money more to strengthen their positions, time will tell. But now it’s clear that you need to deal with your economy, get out of sanctions so as not to become dependent on the opposing sides.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 19 May 2020 09: 59 New
      +9
      Quote: Civil
      But now it’s clear that you need to deal with your economy, get out of sanctions, so as not to become dependent on the warring parties

      Russia has asymmetrically powerful strategic nuclear weapons, relative to GDP. And advanced delivery vehicles ... Therefore, on the scales of military power, its weight is much more than PPP GDP. There is a direct opportunity to sit on the mountain, and look at the dragon’s battle with the organ ...
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 19 May 2020 10: 18 New
        +1
        With the eagle, the fight of the dragon, with the eagle!
      2. orionvitt
        orionvitt 19 May 2020 13: 27 New
        0
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        There is a direct opportunity to sit on the mountain and see

        I’m afraid that this is somewhat optimistic. They are also world wars that involve everyone. Especially in this age of globalization, when the world has become so small. So just sit out, will not work. It's a pity. On the other hand, for a place in the sun, you need to fight, otherwise, to the dump of history and complete oblivion.
      3. Revolver
        Revolver 21 May 2020 05: 09 New
        0
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        dragon fight with organ
        laughing
        I then introduced how the Chinese dragon has organs in everything respiratory and respiratory, it is of course a perversion, but for some reason it is pleasant in the soul.
    2. Doccor18
      Doccor18 19 May 2020 10: 58 New
      +6
      The Russian Foreign Ministry and the authorities in general will need to make extraordinary efforts so as not to be drawn into this Amero-Chinese squabble. And they will both try to drag our country ...
      1. Civil
        Civil 19 May 2020 13: 23 New
        0
        Quote: Doccor18
        The Russian Foreign Ministry and the authorities in general will need to make extraordinary efforts so as not to be drawn into this Amero-Chinese squabble. And they will both try to drag our country ...

        Who will bring more to the Foreign Ministry and sneakers. All honest, patsansky.
    3. Hagen
      Hagen 19 May 2020 12: 03 New
      +2
      Quote: Civil
      But now it’s clear that you need to deal with your economy, get out of sanctions so as not to become dependent on the opposing sides.

      We are all, to one degree or another, dependent on each other. There is no buyer in the absence of the seller, and vice versa. Unlike China and the USA, we cannot even theoretically allow authorship in terms of population. In any case, we are doomed to interact with the outside world. Will have to maneuver between Scylla and Charybdis. Such a life. But if you offer to leave the sanctions, it’s not entirely clear. After all, we did not introduce them ....
  3. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 19 May 2020 10: 03 New
    -3
    Something in the article I did not find anything about the evil elites. In addition to the slogan and headline in the style of the newspaper Pravda of the early 70s of the last century.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 19 May 2020 10: 22 New
      0
      Over the past few years, China has needed to build up its military power to deter the United States.
      This is justification for doubling the military budget over 10 years ... And about the "evil elites" a little higher.
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov 19 May 2020 10: 48 New
      0
      Quote: A. Privalov
      In addition to the slogan and headline in the style of the newspaper Pravda of the early 70s of the last century.

      Well, or in the style of modern American media.
    3. antivirus
      antivirus 19 May 2020 13: 20 New
      0
      but you read between the lines well - so understand the article
  4. IGOR GORDEEV
    IGOR GORDEEV 19 May 2020 10: 17 New
    +5
    They themselves created an economic giant from China - now they are fighting it.
    1. Masha
      Masha 19 May 2020 10: 22 New
      0
      Quote: IGOR GORDEEV
      They themselves created an economic giant from China - now they are fighting it.

      so ... out of unconditional obedience came ....
  5. knn54
    knn54 19 May 2020 10: 21 New
    +2
    It is worth noting that next to Japan, India, Vietnam, Kazakhstan and Australia, which do not have friendly feelings for the PRC.
    1. Runoway
      Runoway 19 May 2020 10: 37 New
      -3
      Is it worth noting that the economic giant China will devour us without war ?!
      In the 21st century there will be no direct military clashes, everything is at the level of someone whose fist is thicker and who will cut their ration to whom, he dictates the rules. If now China, once a country of cheap labor for the USA and Europe, is showing their teeth, then what can China ask us for under the threat of imposing sanctions ?????? It’s not only the free forest and gas from Siberia and the pipe was almost lowered to Baikal, how many oil fields in Siberia were given at 50% of the kickback
      Just imagine the consequences of the sanctions of the PRC, when now you can’t even find your needles and thread.
      Notice already (!) Icebreakers are being built to develop the "Chinese North"
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 19 May 2020 10: 50 New
        +9
        Quote: Runoway
        Notice already (!) Icebreakers are being built to develop the "Chinese North"

        Or maybe to ensure the escort of their ships through the Northern Sea Route in the event of a very likely blockade?

        Quote: Runoway
        This is not only the free forest and gas from Siberia and the pipe was lowered almost to Baikal, how many oil fields in Siberia were given at 50% of the kickback

        Ordinary propaganda fakes. There is nothing newer?
        1. Runoway
          Runoway 19 May 2020 10: 57 New
          -5
          Stupid to hope
          If the fake, everything is in the public domain, look at who the hydropower plants belong to, they still cannot find one owner, they tell us about the Arctic shelves, and before the sanctions, all offshore production was carried out using the shell
        2. Revolver
          Revolver 21 May 2020 06: 05 New
          0
          Quote: Spade
          Or maybe to ensure the escort of their ships through the Northern Sea Route in the event of a very likely blockade?

          If America wants to close the Bering Strait for Chinese shipping, all icebreakers around the world will not help. But the fact that China means some Chinese north where icebreakers are needed, it seems like the entire Arctic coastline is divided and there is no owner. I wonder who China can try to overcome?
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 19 May 2020 12: 40 New
      +2
      Quote: knn54
      It is worth noting that next to Japan, India, Vietnam, Kazakhstan and Australia, which do not have friendly feelings for the PRC.

      From this place in more detail, please. Somewhere in the world there are communities of countries experiencing disinterested love for each other, or some feelings similar to friendship?
      A communal apartment called Earth is pretty crowded. And the fact that one of the residents took over the duties of the house manager does not mean anything.
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 21 May 2020 06: 12 New
        0
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Somewhere in the world there are communities of countries experiencing disinterested love for each other, or some feelings similar to friendship?

        And if they are friends, it is exclusively against someone. Like Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt made friends against Hitler and Hirohito. And just as Hitler shook cyanide and Hirohito was blown away, so the friendship ended.
        Quote: ROSS 42
        near Japan, India, Vietnam, Kazakhstan and Australia, which do not have friendly feelings for the PRC
        That's just against China, all of the above can make friends.
  6. askort154
    askort154 19 May 2020 10: 25 New
    +3
    The ruling elites of the United States no longer hide their hostility towards China. They have become unprecedentedly insane.

    The Chinese are able in two sentences to express the essence of the problem, without any diplomatic verbiage. As the saying goes, "not in the eyebrow, but in the eye!"
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 May 2020 11: 28 New
    +4
    The ruling elites of the United States no longer hide their hostility towards China. They become unprecedentedly insane
    And when, in order not to spoil relations with the United States, we went to economic concessions in the confrontation, when we supported sanctions against Russia in the banking sector, when the PRC Consul General met with the schismatic Bartholomew, then they thought differently? I think that it will be “useful” for China to visit the Russian skin. Maybe this will teach them not to try to be the most cunning being above the fight and wait for when the "manna from heaven" will fall precisely on them?
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 19 May 2020 13: 23 New
      0
      to wait when the "manna from heaven" will fall precisely on them? -
      - it’s possible to slip if the manna is on the floor — they will carry it by the mouth and bang ....
  8. Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock 19 May 2020 12: 18 New
    0
    Now the United States is conducting an economic war against China, China has achieved good results in the field of high technology and the United States immediately began to put sticks in the wheels, the latest news is TSMC’s ban on cooperation with Huawei.
  9. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 19 May 2020 13: 26 New
    0
    it is inevitable ... only is it necessary to declare it openly? ...
  10. malyvalv
    malyvalv 19 May 2020 14: 31 New
    0
    China has now successfully turned up to Trump as an economic pillar. Trump expects to use it to quickly exit the coronocrisis.
    As you know, 2 things are needed for development. Demand and investment. Trump has no problems with investments. Money can print as much as you like. But there is a problem with demand. By imposing sanctions on Chinese goods, he expects to increase demand for domestic production. If earlier it was more oral calls, now it looks like the trade war is moving into a new stage.
    For an example of how this works, we can cite our counter-sanctions against the EU on agricultural products. Yes, at first everyone was terribly worried about Parmesan, but then it became obvious that the agricultural sector in Russia made a breakthrough. Thanks to emerging domestic demand and government investment.
  11. cniza
    cniza 21 May 2020 13: 10 New
    +2
    Now in Beijing they say that it is necessary to reconsider in some way the parameters of expenditures for the defense industry. The reason for this review was the economic problems associated with the pandemic and quarantine measures.


    Only in which direction will the revision be?