Friday, March 4, 2011

China 12.7% increase military budget for 2011

The Chinese army will have this year with 12.7% over budget to undertake the modernization of equipment and troops, was announced today by China's communist government. The defensive line will thus 58,100 million euros last year to 65,570 million in 2011, although other neighboring governments, and the Pentagon have said in the past to Beijing to publish only a fraction of its military budget.

According to analysts, China is its military power to match the speed at which it grows its economy and its influence in the world, but also in response to the U.S. military presence in the Pacific region. Although the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the largest martial force in the world by number of troops, with about 2.3 million recruits, "Beijing insists it is purely defensive nature.

Also often noted that the armed forces budget is a fraction of the U.S.. In February, the Pentagon announced a game record of 553,000 million (396,230 million) for fiscal year 2012. The game announced by Beijing for next year is to return to double-digit increases made during the last decade, after the martial budget growth downgraded to 7.5% in 2010.

The announcement comes 24 hours after the opening of the National People's Congress, the main legislative body, which meets in the capital once a year to pass major laws of the communist country. On this occasion, the so-called 'Chinese parliament' should vote on the lines of economic and social policy for the next five years, contained in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan communist country.

The awakening of China's military is a source of anxiety among its neighbors and Washington, which maintains defense agreements with several countries in the region, including Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, the self-ruled island that China claims as its own. India, China and neighboring also located on the world stage as another emerging power of growing influence, will spend this year on military affairs by 11.6% more than in 2010 when the military budget increase stood at 7.6% .

For its part, Japan, despite maintaining an enormous trade with the world's second largest economy maintains a delicate diplomatic relations with Beijing, was the first to express your concern. The executive secretary of Japan, Yuki Edna, said Thursday that "the increased activity and force modernization by China, together with the lack of transparency, a cause of great concern." The J-20, a camouflaged hunting radars manufactured in China, was introduced by the PLA for just over a month to coincide with the visit to Beijing by U.S.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who insists that the U.S. military presence in Pacific is "essential" to halt the aggression of China. A thriving defense industry works in China in the development of advanced missile systems and the construction of which will be the first carrier in the country, a historical vacuum that is bleeding for a superpower willing army.

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