The military budget of China in 2007 financial year

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    The military budget of China in 2007 financial year is 44.94 billion dollars,which is increased 17.8% by last year and which is equipollence to 1.66% of the China GDP of last year
    I will not translate the words above,because my poor English.

    And what do you think about this?

    This budget is nealy as much as Japan,and maybe next year China will exceed Japan.So,will China become a real threaten to Japan or USA?

    Do you think China will have the power to unite Taiwan and mainland? and when??
     
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    No, PLA is just in the beginning stage of acquiring some modern platforms. It still has a big to go. The interesting part is that it's military budget seems to be increasing at the same rate that the rest of its government spending is increasing. So the fact that the military budget increase is higher than economic growth is a little deceiving.
     
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    The commerce surplus is increasing too,so the government need to spend more and a lot of place need more.
    In fact, the Chinese government consider that as the economy of mainland increasing,taiwan will be much more rely on mainland in economic area.And finally the nation will be united.It' like a kind of peaceful evolvement.Will it be possible?
    And if the USA intervened China to solve the taiwan issue,as the core interest of Chinese government,do you think China will use nuclear weapon to solve the taiwan issue?
     
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    It is unlikely that China would resort to nuclear weapons unless it was a retaliatory move. China is clearly outmatched in terms of its nuclear arsenal vis-a-vis the US; a first strike would be suicidal for China.
     
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    How you know how many nuclear warhead China has I guess you get it from FAS or strategy page column. No one has any access to China nuclear arsenal It is highly secret. So nobody exactly know How many nuclear missile China has But they say that they will use military force if Taiwan declare themselves independent win or loose.
     
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    But there are projects be prepared in some instances,China will use nuclear weapons to USA.And even have a porject in which China will send all nuclear weapon to south pole and north pole in some uttermost instances.It's the most terrible project I ever heard.

    And this summer,in the "peace mission 2007",China and Russia will suppose to be attacked by nuclear weapon,and do some training.....

    It seems like China do not afraid to be attacked by nuclear weapon :confused:
     
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    Most of the militay budget is used to increase the wages of serviceman. PLA adjusted the wage standard last year, which raised the wages doubled
     
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    It is rather evident that, save for a selective economic disaster hitting just China but not Taiwan, ROC just doesn't stand a chance in the long term. It can either A) increase its defense spending to try to keep China away, and bankrupt its economy in the process, or B) keep the spending at a sustainable level and eventually be 'forced', be it by peaceful or military means to reunite with the mainland. Of course, when i talk about long term, i mean at least two decades, if not more.
     
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    Except that the official figures are rot. China is far from just increasing the wages of its troopers - a big chunk of money is going on purchases. It's just that it hides it from official scrutiny. Even the official government auditors aren't allowed to examine the military budget.

    So let's see, what's the likely minimum? SIPRI was $41 billion in 2005. Add 14.7% for 2006 and 17.8% this year - that gives $55.4 billion. At the least.

    Personally I wonder what's behind this even faster acceleration. I don't think it bodes well for regional security.
     
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    U.S. military spending has grown considerably over the last few years - I think it's currently about 4% of GDP. If you look at China's (less than?) 2% of GDP in this light, it's really not much of a response at all. China has other priorities, but it doesn't want to get so far behind as to be easy pickings.

    Then of course there's increased talk of Japan changing its constitution to allow offensive military operations. That's probably an even bigger driver for the Chinese than the U.S. build-up. You can argue about whether or not fear of the Japanese is sensible in the 21st century, but it's much more difficult to be objective when your grandparents were subject to a brutal occupation.

    ... Ami.
     
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