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China ranks second in the world in military R & D


Official data on military R & D expenditures (research and development) of China do not reflect the whole picture, since a significant proportion passes through civilian industries, The Intreprener writes today.

In 2013, the authoritative military reference book The Military Balance reported that Chinese R & D expenditures were understated by at least 50%. Associate Professor at the University of California, Tai Ming Cheung, said that in terms of expenditures on military development, China ranks second in the world after the United States, sending approximately 9,4 billion to 11,7 billion US dollars for these purposes.

US spending on military R & D in 2013 amounted to almost 73 billion, while the Pentagon requested 2014 billion for this purpose. Although Chinese spending is definitely on the rise, it still does not reach the US level.

The Chinese government has consistently denied extra-budgetary funding for military R & D, but if you ask a Chinese official whether there is such a practice, he will most likely answer that "there are some expenses, but they are not part of the military budget."
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  1. alone
    alone 15 October 2013 10: 44
    not surprising. China's pace of development does not cease to amaze. The people and the state are working purposefully and zealously for their country
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 15 October 2013 10: 57
      Quote: ...
      “There are some expenses, but they are not part of the military budget.”

      Chinese research and development work is essentially industrial espionage playing a dominant role in the rise of the Chinese economy, and today it is carried out by private companies supported by the very state structures that are described in the article.
      1. a52333
        a52333 15 October 2013 11: 08
        Chinese research and development is essentially industrial espionage
        AHA, RZHUNIMAGU - these copywriters imagined themselves scientists. F-22 even from the finished drawings could not understand. fool
      2. Very old
        Very old 15 October 2013 21: 06
        The first case of industrial espionage: Yeah, that's how he ties a stone to a club ... But why am I worse? The conditions on the Tau-Kita are not the same, there is no atmosphere there, the brains are not working yet ... There is only one way out: to snatch his idea from a neighbor
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 15 October 2013 13: 27
      Well, in general, the military budgets of countries are as follows:

      US 549,900 billion

      China 114,200 billion

      Russia 71,200 billion

      Great Britain 58,985 billion

      France 58,244 billion

      Japan 56,907 billion

      Germany 45,200 billion

      Saudi Arabia 45,050 billion

      India 36,000 billion

      Italy 34,730 billion

      South Korea 28,940 billion

      Australia 24,802 billion

      Brazil 23,972 billion

      North Korea 22,066 billion

      Canada 18,695 billion

      Spain 17,700 billion

      Israel 14,900 billion

      Netherlands 12,000 billion

      Turkey 11,791 billion

      Taiwan 10,500 billion

      Greece 7,934 billion

      Pakistan 7,800 billion

      Iran 7,500 billion

      Singapore 7,129 billion

      Sweden 6,309 billion

      Mexico 6,070 billion

      Switzerland 5,448 billion

      Chile 5,193 billion

      Poland 5,000 billion

      Argentina 4,300 billion

      South Africa 4,067 billion
      1. Muadipus
        Muadipus 16 October 2013 01: 12

        Saudi Arabia 45,050 billion
        Spain 17,700 billion
        Israel 14,900 billion
        Turkey 11,791 billion
        Iran 7,500 billion

        Against the background of these countries, the numbers do not seem logical. although it’s sure just my perception.
  2. andrei332809
    andrei332809 15 October 2013 10: 46
    no, well, of course, first buy, then disassemble, then collect again, this is what money is needed fellow
    1. AVV
      AVV 15 October 2013 16: 18
      No, first buy, then rip off, then develop, and only then create, based on the ripped off !!!
  3. pahom54
    pahom54 15 October 2013 11: 12
    But I am envious and sad that our system in Russia is not so right now ... And China is now doing about the same things in military R&D and the same way as it used to be in the USSR. That’s why I’m envious and sad ...
  4. lelikas
    lelikas 15 October 2013 12: 56
    Si vis pacem, para bellum - a couple of the last thousand years, proved the relevance of this statement.
  5. Mhpv
    Mhpv 15 October 2013 13: 03
    But what China is preparing for:
  6. major071
    major071 15 October 2013 13: 21
    They copy then they copy, but Christmas trees, sticks, what money they swell into it! what
    Imagine a Chinese copy machine: a room measuring 100x100 meters, in which 10000 Chinese copy documents. Joke. laughing
  7. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 15 October 2013 21: 25
    It is necessary to help the Chinese, they alone will not pull against the West.
  8. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 15 October 2013 21: 43
    Grandmas are here and invest, it would be foolish not to invest. We still have to envy and carefully choose priorities for financing.
  9. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 15 October 2013 22: 52
    A friend of one acquaintance works in Samsung, a unit in China, which is involved in, so to speak, R&D. About 1.5 million people in the unit (!!!!) are engaged in experiments, more precisely, the necessary ratios of materials, formulations, etc. are determined by the selection method. As you know, today Samsung is a super-advanced enterprise that quickly, very quickly develops new gadgets. Maybe they revealed an important proportion between scientific methods and just selection?
    1. UVB
      UVB 16 October 2013 11: 29
      The Chinese hacked the Pentagon server. Every Chinese has typed a password. Every second password was Mao Zedong. On the 750000001st request, the server agreed that its password was Mao Zedong.
  10. scientist
    scientist 16 October 2013 01: 00
    Quote: Asan Ata
    Maybe they revealed an important proportion between scientific methods and just selection?

    This is a well-known "scientific poke" method. lol
    But seriously, to have effective R&D, we need established scientific schools. In the meantime, Chinese scientists are trying to figure out what others have done. From the point of view of training, this is wonderful; from the point of view of development, it is a dead end.
  11. voliador
    voliador 16 October 2013 01: 02
    In addition to money, there is political will + tsu of the party + for theft and cutting budget money there is the death penalty.
  12. vty971
    vty971 16 October 2013 10: 44
    China has 7 military districts, the army has 2, and a 500 military district is on the border with Russia. Draw conclusions !!!