China warns that the US military concentration is the real threat to global peace
P. O. Makori
Feb. 13, 2020
“The United States cannot justify or gain recognition in the international community by using China as an excuse to evade its responsibility,” said the Chinese diplomat.
The US seeks to spend $ 2700 million to counter Russia and China Geng has thus rejected the comments offered Tuesday by US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien at the Atlantic Council study center in Washington, in which he accused China of “modernizing its armed forces”.
Having confirmed that Beijing has no intention of joining the so-called trilateral arms control negotiations with the United States and Russia, the Chinese official has made it clear that the military spending of the Asian giant “is appropriate” and the relationship between military spending and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has declined and is below the standard of 2% of the member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Meanwhile, the US defense budget It has increased continuously and significantly in recent years, reaching $ 716 billion in 2019, which is approximately the total of all the defense budgets of ten countries in the world and represents almost 3.4% of the GDP of the North American country ”, Detailed Geng.
According to the Office of Administration and Budget of the White House (OMB), US President Donald Trump has asked for a total of 4.8 billion dollars by 2021. The proposal states that 740.5 billion dollars would be allocated to national defense spending, 20.3 billion to promote missile defense programs and 3200 million to finance the development of hypersonic weapons.
The US president said he felt “proud” of having signed the largest budget in the history of the US Army. to make more “airplanes, ships and missiles.”
Apart from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) – signed in 1987 between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) -, Washington withdrew in 2002 from the Treaty of Antibalistic Missiles (ABM, for its acronym in English) and has announced its decision not to discuss any extension of the Strategic Weapons Reduction Treaty (START III); a forecast that has raised great concern in Russia and other countries of the world.
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