China’s military shape of things to come

By J Brooks Spector 7 March 2014

While Pentagon is going through one painful budget cut after another, Chinese military appears to be immune to the same problem. How immune? Try 12.2% increase on the last year's military spending. By J BROOKS SPECTOR.

Err. Right. Our very own J Brooks Spector was motoring through a massive pile of information that he usually goes though before bringing you his elaborate and unique perspective. But not this time. The article on Chinese military’s spending march will have to wait for a while, courtesy of Eskom. Thank you, Eskom, so much appreciated. DM







Photo: A frontier soldier from the People’s Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, March 5, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily



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