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China Spends More On Public Security Than the Military

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 8, 2011

Many chinawatchers claim that the biggest issue in China is internal strife and not necessarily problems in dealing with foreign powers. The numbers below seem to corrorborate this as China spends more to tame the locals then they do in protecting from the barbarians….
from here
“The intensified scrutiny came as China released budget figures showing that for the first time annual spending on law enforcement and public security would outstrip the military budget. The government said it planned to spend $95 billion on the police, state security, armed civil militia and jails, 13.8 percent more than last year. Military spending rose 12.7 percent to $91.5 billion.

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