China: China Defence Spending Rise At Three-Decade Low, Still To Grow 6.6%

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China’s defense spending will rise at the slowest rate this year in three decades. But will increase by 6.6% in the coming times. Read ahead to know more.

The Defense Budget

The Chinese government is monitoring 1.268 trillion yuan national budget. Moreover, the government is focussing on how the country will invest further in its military. According to the BBC, the Xi Ping’s office said that the military development should not get affected due to the pandemic.

Furthermore, the government is deepening the reforms in national defense and military. Also, it plans to increase its logistic and equipment support capacity. According to Reuters, the government will promote the innovative development of defense-related science and technology.

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Problems China Is Facing

Despite the pandemic, the United States and China are active in the disputed South-China Sea around Chinese claimed Taiwan. Furthermore, the country is receiving backlash after Beijing plans to impose security legislation law in Hong Kong.

Also, China is facing a problem in the recruitment process in the Chinese military. China is working on recruiting, training, educated tech-savvy soldiers. The soldiers can manage modern-day military weapons and technology.

Moreover, the country needs to address certain economic priorities as well. The Hong Kong issue remains the focal point of the Chinese government to date.

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External Threats

China and the United States already were not in good terms. Moreover, the pandemic has worsened the on-going bad relation further. Furthermore, China faced a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

As a result, the relations have tipped into armed confrontations with the United States. Beijing is making advancements in its defense military after what it conceives as a threat to national security from the United States. Tensions keep on rising.