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China is implementing a major reform of the mechanism of the formation of the military budget on the American model

China is implementing a major reform of the mechanism of the formation of the military budget on the American modelAccording to the Internet conference published on the website of Guangming Wang by the Chief of the Department of Marxism at the National Defense University of the People's Republic of China, Major General Ren Tianyu, China is implementing a large-scale reform of the defense budget mechanism, exemplified by the reforms carried out in the US in 1960. The military budget reform is an integral part of the military reform package approved by the recent Third Plenum of the CPC 18 Central Committee.

Ren Tian noted that China is currently transitioning from a “traditional” to a “modern” system of forming the military budget. He compared the ongoing reform with the transformations carried out in the US armed forces in the 1960-s. Explaining his example, within the framework of the “traditional system”, the budget and the allocation of resources within the budget were mainly based on the funding figures of the previous year.

The “modern” system assumes a transition to financial planning on the basis of strategic priorities and the needs of the types of armed forces, branches of the armed forces and individual formations / units / units determined by these priorities. . Planning under the new system will be carried out in accordance with a “clear order of strategic priorities”, based on specific needs. The goal of the reform is to increase the efficiency of spending resources allocated to the needs of national defense.

Speaking about planning, Ren Tianyu stated the need to “break the shackles of a model of large-scale mechanized war”, “break the shackles of the notions of a large land army”, “break the shackles of the notions of a warrior guarding the border” and, in general, “break the shackles of the construction and management model army, formed in the era of a planned economy ", which means the need to get away from the usual approaches to work.

It is not clear from the speech of the general whether the ongoing reform will affect the features of the structure of the Chinese military budget, the accusations of “non-transparency” and understating of real indicators attracting him. At present, the officially published Chinese military budget does not include a number of items that make up a significant part of military spending in other countries, in particular, R & D costs for the creation of new types of military equipment and, in part, the cost of maintaining reserve components of the Armed Forces.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 29 November 2013 09: 42
    a model for which are the reforms carried out in the USA in the 1960s
    I wish them an increase in prices, to the level of American ...
    1. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 29 November 2013 09: 48
      Chineses will pull. Only two hundred more millions of people will start eating sand instead of rice, and that's okay.
    2. mirag2
      mirag2 29 November 2013 09: 58
      This is what Obama and his team of realists were afraid of.
      Especially when China held almost all European and American production in its hands and could simply strangle them economically.
      It was only the lack of a modern army that could ensure 100% security of their country that prevented this.
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 29 November 2013 10: 06
        Therefore, the United States pulled away from BV, leaving the French and Qatars there and the Jews and Saudis alone.
        Because of this, Obama got into a conflict with the Jewish lobby in the USA (one of the most influential Jewish lobbying organizations in the USA, AIPAC, and almost none of the politicians who came into conflict with it survived, in the sense, as a politician) - let's see what this will come out from Obama.
        He has already been accused of prostitution for cocaine, and there will soon be a bunch of shit about him.
        This news came out from the site registered in Moscow Silicate passage, 2, the site itself belongs to someone in Scotland.
        Then I did not climb time dumb.
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  2. Volodya Sibiryak
    Volodya Sibiryak 29 November 2013 09: 45
    Does this mean that the Chinese military budget is beginning to lack funding?
    1. Desert Fox
      Desert Fox 29 November 2013 09: 52
      The budget of a country with constantly growing GDP simply cannot experience a deficit.
      They are probably trying to distribute it in a more balanced way between military units, and in order not to reinvent the wheel, they took an already existing model for it.
      1. avg
        avg 29 November 2013 10: 10
        They simply continue to implement the decision of the CPC anti-corruption congress in the highest echelons of power and the army. And then in the social competition for billionaires, all plans are exceeded. yes
    2. chunga-changa
      chunga-changa 29 November 2013 13: 13
      This means that soon, in the wake of the political, the military doctrine and methods of building the armed forces will be changed. China is preparing to take the place of America. To impose your currency on the rest of the world, and who does not agree to impose by force. Further, having a printing press and money secured by the rest of the world, you can allocate any necessary amount for the army, in contrast to the "shackles of the model formed under the planned economy" when they spent only what they could afford. The implementation is also expected, copying a successfully working model.
  3. Wolland
    Wolland 29 November 2013 09: 58
  4. makarov
    makarov 29 November 2013 10: 14
    The Chinese are generally hard to understand, and especially their logic. Therefore, we sometimes consider their actions illogical.
    1. alone
      alone 29 November 2013 19: 46
      East is a delicate matter. A Chinese can smile at anyone's face, say one thing, think another. And do something completely different.
  5. Semurg
    Semurg 29 November 2013 10: 38
    As I understand it, a redistribution of funds is coming from the ground army towards the Navy and the Air Force, as well as from the army "protecting its borders" to the army leading the offensive outside its borders. Hmmm, they are planning aggression, maybe the article about 5 wars facing China recently posted on VO is not such a duck?
  6. MolGro
    MolGro 29 November 2013 10: 48
    the biggest kickbacks and corruption in the us army)))
  7. ReifA
    ReifA 29 November 2013 10: 57
    Is it like if there isn’t enough mania, do we print more?
  8. mountain
    mountain 29 November 2013 12: 40
    China is carrying out a large-scale reform of the mechanism of forming a military budget according to the American model.
    This is where the full "scribe" of Chinese ambitions awaits.
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  10. My doctor
    My doctor 1 December 2013 18: 24
    Quote: svp67
    a model for which are the reforms carried out in the USA in the 1960s
    I wish them an increase in prices, to the level of American ...

    Better yet, have their prices rise to the level of Russian ...
    then you can forget about China as a Force