Think tank: Chinas military spending grew first in Asia last year.

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 Think tank: Chinas military spending grew first in Asia last year.


[global military May 3rd] the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute of Stockholm, Sweden, reported a total of 1 trillion and 739 billion dollars in global military expenditure in 2017, of which China increased its military charge of $12 billion last year, the largest increase in all countries. However, Chinese military expert Song Zhongping believes that the moderate increase in Chinas military expenditure in recent years, on the one hand, in order to cope with external threats, enhance the ability to safeguard the security of the country, on the other hand, to make up for the shortcomings of the past, to update weapons and equipment and to improve the treatment of military personnel. According to the 2017 global military expenditure trend report, last year, global military spending increased by 1.1 percentage points over the same period last year. The United States ranks first in military spending in the US $610 billion, accounting for 1/3 of the worlds total. Moreover, the downward trend of US defense spending since 2010 has been reversed, and the growth rate has been enormous. China accounted for 228 billion US dollars, accounting for about 13% of the worlds total. Third to eighth after the Sino US are Saudi Arabia, Russia, India, France, Britain and Japan. China ranks first in military spending in Asia and Oceania, followed by India, Japan and South Korea. For the reasons why Asian Pacific countries have increased their military spending, foreign media have been dragging themselves on China. Bloomberg, 2, said relations with China were tight, making Indias military spending rush into the worlds top five. Weiseman, one of the authors of the report and a researcher on the arms and military expenditure plan of the peace Institute, said tensions between China and its neighbours continued to push up military spending in Asia. The report said Saudi Arabia spent $69 billion last year to replace Russia in the third place, and India squeezed France to become the fifth largest force. Tian Nan, one of the authors of the report and a researcher on the arms and military expenditure plan of the Institute of peace, said that the main reason for the increase in world military expenditure in recent years is that countries in Asia, Oceania and the Middle East, such as China, India and Saudi Arabia, have significantly increased their military expenditure. In the world, military spending is obviously from Europe to the Atlantic. The region was transferred to the Middle East and Asia. The Middle East is still estimated to be the highest proportion of GDP in military expenditure, about 5%. Of the 10 countries with the heaviest military burdens, 7 are in the Middle East. Russia, which has fallen to fourth, has also caused concern. According to the report, Russias military expenditure last year was only 66 billion 300 million US dollars, 20% lower than that in 2016, and the reduction was the highest in the world. 2, Agence France-Presse said the sharp reduction in military spending was the first since 1998 because of the negative impact of western economic sanctions on the Russian economy. The report shows that after continuous growth from 1999 to 2011, the global military expenditure was relatively stable in 2012 and 2016, but it began to rise again in 2017. In 2017, global military spending accounted for 2.2% of global gross domestic product (GDP), or 230 US dollars per person. Eliasson, President of the Council of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, said that the resumption of growth in military expenditure is a serious concern. It has undermined efforts to find solutions to global conflicts. According to the report of the western think tank, Chinas military cost increment was the first in the world last year. Chinese military expert Song Zhongping told the Global Times reporter on 2 days that the increase in Chinas military expenditure was appropriate and reasonable. Song Zhongping said that the external factor of the increase in military expenditure is the world is not peaceful, which compels China to increase military spending to safeguard national security. Chinas contribution to the maintenance of world peace is becoming more and more important, including the implementation of more peacekeeping missions in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations, and the need for more expenditure. Now the armys participation in peacekeeping forces is the largest in the world. At the same time, the threat posed by neighboring countries and regions is also increasing, and it is necessary to increase military expenditure objectively. Song Zhongping believes that the internal demand is reflected in 3 aspects: first of all, the quality of the PLA is getting better and better. The better the quality means that the cost of the equipment unit price will be greatly improved, and the equipment of the same quantity will take more money, so the equipment purchase cost will be improved. Secondly, in order to make the army a respected profession, it is necessary to increase the treatment of officers and soldiers with the growth of the countrys strength, and the proportion of this part is still more. In addition, the PLA now requires frequent combat training, and training funds are also increasing substantially. So the cost of personnel maintenance, equipment procurement and daily training expenses is increasing, and the military expenditure will increase moderately. As for the growth of Chinas military expenditure by foreign media, even Chinas moderate increase in military expenditure and the rise of military expenses in the surrounding countries, song Chung Ping believes that the adjustment of military expenditure in the United States this year is about 100 billion US dollars in only one year, so the threat to the world is conceivable. Under such a rise, the United States does not reflect on itself, and it is totally unjustification for accusing other countries. The source of this article: Global Times - global network. More brilliant, please log on to World Wide Web http://www.huanqiu.com responsible editor: Xun Jianguo _NN7379