Search: Arms,Armed Forces,China (3 materials)

China’s Military Budget: Why It Is Growing and Will Continue to Grow Fast

... increased by 17.8% and in 2008 by 17.6%. The slowest growth of the military budget in recent years was in 2010, a mere 7.5%. China’s military budget rate of growth hit double digits in the second half of the 1990s. It rose in nominal dollar terms ... ... publications military training is another sphere where China is trying to catch up. Until the beginning of the 2000s the Chinese armed forces reported low indicators of average flight hours logged by airmen, naval ships seldom put to sea and large-scale land ...


Fretting about China's Military Modernization?

... figures are still not exactly competitive with the private sector, which is compensated by better social protection of the military and the armed forces’ role as one of the most powerful social lifts in Chinese society. Reuters In recent years, China has become a major weapons vendor Beijing is currently reviewing the structure of its armed forces, with regiments and divisions gradually being eliminated in the Army and the Air Force. Combat training has been focused on the interaction of arms and services using up-to-date computerized systems. The armed forces are also acquiring precision weapons, in part in order to improve the performance of outdated systems, for example the artillery is obtaining 122 and 155-mm guided ammunition with ...


Australia as a Middle Range Power: the Military-Political Dimension

... two-percent figure will be maintained at least until 2024, ostensibly exceeding AUD 40 billion by that date. The Australian armed forces are developing their mission to maintain the country's security in case of aggression or the threat of aggression.... ... role of force in international relations by the "Russian annexation of Crimea", disputes over islands in the South China Sea and East China Sea, and the nuclear status of North Korea. Middle Range Power – Liberalism or Realism? In reality,...


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