Posts Tagged ‘People’s Liberation Army’


Fearing containment, China raises defence spending

February 3, 2009

BEIJING, Jan 20: China fears containment abroad and separatist groups at home, a defence policy paper said, justifying a drive to increase military spending and push the People’s Liberation Army into the high-tech era.

China has long feared being surounded by hostile forces on its extensive borders, whether by Russia in the north and west, India to the southwest or allies of the USA in the east, including South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Read More

Related: China Whitepaper on National Defence