Saturday, February 27, 2021

China To Significantly Boost Its Defense Budget This Year

A military parade is held to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 30, 2017. (Xinhua/Ju Zhenhua) 

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is expected to reveal a robust increase in defence spending at the March 5 annual opening of parliament, as its economy rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic and military tensions rise, Chinese and Western security experts said. 

With the coronavirus hammering its economy, China last year announced a 6.6 per cent boost in defence spending to $178 billion, the lowest rate of increase in three decades. 

The new administration of President Joe Biden has moved quickly to remind Beijing that the United States intends to compete with China’s growing influence and military strength in the Asia-Pacific. In recent weeks, powerful U.S. warship fleets have sailed near Chinese-claimed Taiwan and through disputed territory in the South China Sea, to Beijing’s anger. 

“China is facing the most severe security situation since the Korean War,” said Ni Lexiong, a retired professor at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. 

WNU Editor: The official announcement on how much China's defense budget will increase this year will be made on March 5. 

 More News On China Significantly Boosting Its Defense Budget This Year 


Jac said...

China increase its military budget and the leftist's want to reduce the US one. We are not out of the wood!

Anon said...

Panic boy

Anonymous said...

What a surprise
A year after a virus from China crippled the World, just a month after they publicly lost the trade war and called uncle this virus came about lol... and that virus cripples sailors on ships etc a lot... just when China wants to take Taiwan.. such coincidence...

Anonymous said...

China, Russia and Iran are the 3 countries that launch the most cyber attacks against the US.

Anyone want to be they launch the most social media attacks to try to shape public opinion.

I bet they are here patrolling this sector/site.

Labeled Anon seems awfully intent on bringing someone to heel.

Anon said...

I bet they are here patrolling this sector/site.

It's better to look in yout own strenghts rather than being more panic than what an enemy should be,

Atleast you may think again rather than concluding someone is trying to shape public opinion,

If there's more coward comments here it was Jac.

I hope you get the point