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Posted by Besoeker 2012-03-05 08:38||
#4 Besoeker, ???
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-03-05 08:43||
#5 Loral provided the Chinese government with technical data and support for launching satellites. Loral also was granted permission after an intense... lobbying... campaign, plus notable political contributions to the White House administration then in power.
However, it appears the increased expenditures will be used for conventional forces.
Posted by Pappy 2012-03-05 11:31||
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-03-05 12:14||
#7 How much is the increase after all the inflation they say isn't happening?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-03-05 14:55||
#8 It's still a minimal percentage of GDP.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-03-05 15:34||
#9 well over 50% of US Defense budget is for personnel costs, anyone want to guess what it is in the PRC? This is all hardware, and at cost prices since the entire defense industry, plus most of the rest of their companies, is owned outright or cloaked by the PLA and their politbureau. It beggars the iamgination that our journalists have so little comprehension of these basic understandings that they cannot see the true significance of the things they report, always in the context they know, which is equivalent US standards, caost, motives systems.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2012-03-05 17:26||
#10 China's defence spending to rise 11.2%
Does that figure include endemic corruption?
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-03-05 23:05||