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Well N. Korea shoots 4 Missiles this past weekend and we say we will do two friends, S. Korea and Japan favors of defensive missiles system that shoot medium range missiles down, so they feel safe and China instead of taking N. Korea to task about going into an Arms race. Which was the probable action they would take with the added 7% increase in their defense spending announced earlier this past week.

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At the site is also info about the Thaad Antimissile system that is at the base of this situation.


China Warns of Arms Race After U.S. Deploys Missile Defense in South Korea

By GERRY MULLANY and CHRIS BUCKLEYMARCH 7, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/w...hina.html?_r=0
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Some ways to locate NEWS in and around China..


XinHua: Xinhua ? China, World, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Photos and Video | English.news.cn

China daily
: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/

Shanghai Daily
: Shanghai Daily | ???? -- English Window to China News

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Well you might have noticed that we are getting a lot more new being posted in the International Topic area.

I can't keep up with it and is why I placed the news links above. Yet I shall try..
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Well China is shaking up it's 3.3 million man military a bit to stream line and become better.
Dropping 5 of the 18 Army Corps...

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China to ax military corps of disgraced generals amid downsizing of world’s biggest army

Published time: 20 Mar, 2017 06:43
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Sadly, ever since the Nixon administration, we have become entangled with China.

But the US needs no "frenemies"--not China, and not anyone else, either.

And Barack Obama has not helped any by downsizing the US military.

I thoroughly believe that the US military should be so strong that no other nation will even think of challenging us--either in the South China Sea, or anywhere else.
I'm wondering where this belief that the US has downsized the US military comes from. I was recently checking the number of people working for the US government and while the total number of people employed by the federal government in 2016 (4,185,000) is down from the Bush Administration in 2008 (4,206,000) the number of people serving in uniform has increased (1,450,000 in 2008 and 1,459,000 in 2016).
https://www.opm.gov/POLICY-DATA-OVER...NT-SINCE-1962/

It's not a lot more in uniform but it is still more. I thought "downsizing" meant that the government had less, not more.

No nation, not even China, is capable challenging the US militarily. In fact not even an alliance between several nations is capable of seriously challenging the United States militarily. At the same time China knows that the US isn't going to start a war over a few islands in the South China Sea.

China isn't even attempting to challenge the United States militarily because it's a waste of resources. Instead China is challenging the US economically.

All military spending depletes the economic resources of a nation. While military spending necessary to protect the territorial integrity of the nation from attack and invasion any spending above that amount causes an unnecessary negative impact on the nation's economy. All foreign policy experts know this.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute in 2016 the US spent $596 billion equal to 3.3% of the GDP on defense while China spent $215 billion equal to 1.9% of it's GDP. China reinvested the difference into it's economy either directly or indirectly. While the standard of living in China isn't as good as the current standard of living in the US the standard of living is increasing in China while it's decreasing in the United States. More people are falling into poverty in the US every year and spending vast amounts of money on our military that isn't challenged by any nation or alliance of nations, wasting our economic resources, isn't helping us and could be a significant factor in increasing the poverty.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...y_expenditures

We're not helping ourselves either. The Trans Pacific Partnership was formed to counteract the growing economic influence of China in the region and the US was the leading economic power in that treaty alliance. When the US withdrew we handed economic dominance to China in the region. China was just sitting there doing nothing and we literally handed them economic dominance for the region.

The specifics of the TPP trade agreement were secondary to combating the expanding economic role of China which was why withdrawing from it was about the stupidest thing the US could do. We shot ourselves in the foot economically and shot ourselves in the head politically.

We're going to end up being the poor kids on the block playing with our toy tanks in the sandbox while China becomes the worlds dominate political leader because of it's economic leadership and power.

But what the hey, that's what some people seem to want. An America with expanding poverty but with the most advanced military in the world to play war games around the world with.
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I'm wondering where this belief that the US has downsized the US military comes from. I was recently checking the number of people working for the US government and while the total number of people employed by the federal government in 2016 (4,185,000) is down from the Bush Administration in 2008 (4,206,000) the number of people serving in uniform has increased (1,450,000 in 2008 and 1,459,000 in 2016).
https://www.opm.gov/POLICY-DATA-OVER...NT-SINCE-1962/

It's not a lot more in uniform but it is still more. I thought "downsizing" meant that the government had less, not more.

No nation, not even China, is capable challenging the US militarily. In fact not even an alliance between several nations is capable of seriously challenging the United States militarily. At the same time China knows that the US isn't going to start a war over a few islands in the South China Sea.

China isn't even attempting to challenge the United States militarily because it's a waste of resources. Instead China is challenging the US economically.

All military spending depletes the economic resources of a nation. While military spending necessary to protect the territorial integrity of the nation from attack and invasion any spending above that amount causes an unnecessary negative impact on the nation's economy. All foreign policy experts know this.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute in 2016 the US spent $596 billion equal to 3.3% of the GDP on defense while China spent $215 billion equal to 1.9% of it's GDP. China reinvested the difference into it's economy either directly or indirectly. While the standard of living in China isn't as good as the current standard of living in the US the standard of living is increasing in China while it's decreasing in the United States. More people are falling into poverty in the US every year and spending vast amounts of money on our military that isn't challenged by any nation or alliance of nations, wasting our economic resources, isn't helping us and could be a significant factor in increasing the poverty.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...y_expenditures

We're not helping ourselves either. The Trans Pacific Partnership was formed to counteract the growing economic influence of China in the region and the US was the leading economic power in that treaty alliance. When the US withdrew we handed economic dominance to China in the region. China was just sitting there doing nothing and we literally handed them economic dominance for the region.

The specifics of the TPP trade agreement were secondary to combating the expanding economic role of China which was why withdrawing from it was about the stupidest thing the US could do. We shot ourselves in the foot economically and shot ourselves in the head politically.

We're going to end up being the poor kids on the block playing with our toy tanks in the sandbox while China becomes the worlds dominate political leader because of it's economic leadership and power.

But what the hey, that's what some people seem to want. An America with expanding poverty but with the most advanced military in the world to play war games around the world with.
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Not a good sign for trying to maintain a peaceful state of relations. But America has pushed and other powers like ours will follow suit..

What worry's me some is by following any hidden agenda China might have on the back burners could see daylight if the right situation arises.

We are arming because of Terrorist and Russia I do believe. But this leads to China and other Nations doing like wise. And most of these other Nations do have thought/plans that would not be agreeable to Americans or other Western Powers.

Not Posted is these Charts and other Images, which can be seen at the link below.


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China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017

China says it will increase military spending by about 7% this year, just days after Donald Trump outlined a boost to the US defence budget.

The scheduled announcement was made ahead of the annual National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing.

China has been modernising its armed forces recently as its economy expands.

China's announced defence budget remains smaller than that of the US. But many China observers argue the real figure could be much higher.

The announcement marks the second consecutive year that the increase in China's defence spending has been below 10% following nearly two decades at or above that figure.

It means that total spending will account for about 1.3% of the country's projected GDP in 2017, the same level as in recent years, said government spokeswoman Fu Ying.

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Trump lays out hike in military spending
Why is the South China Sea contentious?

The precise figure for the country's military spending will be provided by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang when he addresses the NPC on Sunday.

Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump said he was seeking to boost defence spending by 10% in his proposed budget for 2018.

China's military build-up - and projection of naval power - has caused concerns in the region, where it has taken an increasingly assertive stance in territorial disputes.

TOP 10 COUNTRIES BY MILITARY SPENDING in Billions

Beijing has been building artificial islands on reefs in waters also claimed by other nations in the South China Sea.

Images published late last year show military defences on some islands, a think-tank says.

Defending its right to build, China has said in the past that it has no intention of militarising the islands, but has acknowledged building what it calls necessary military facilities for defensive purposes.

There have been sporadic incidents between US and Chinese ships in the South China Sea. Late last year, a Chinese ship seized a US navy underwater drone off the Philippines, but later agreed to return it.

Chinese ships have also been involved in clashes and stand-offs with ships from Vietnam and the Philippines.

Japan signed off a record defence budget last December in the face of territorial disputes with China in the East China Sea and North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.

In Beijing, Ms Fu said on Saturday that China advocated "dialogue for peaceful resolutions, while at the same time, we need to possess the ability to defend our sovereignty and interests"........................................ ...............
China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017 - BBC News

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Is China trying another strategy with N. Korea? I can think of no other reason at the moment as to why China would invite N. Korea to join in this major economic summit.

From my daily newspaper yesterday and found online today.
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China invites North Korea to major economic summit, despite U.S. pressure to isolate Pyongyang

The Washington Post, Simon Denyer, 5 hrs ago

BEIJING — A North Korean delegation will attend a large multilateral economic summit in Beijing next week, China’s foreign ministry announced Tuesday, underlining its reluctance to join American efforts to completely isolate the regime in Pyongyang.

President Trump has set great store in China’s ability to help persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. But although China*says it has suspended coal imports from its neighbor, trade between the two nations has remained healthy.
On Sunday and Monday, leaders from 28 nations will attend a major event in Beijing*--a forum on China’s ambitious development project known as the Belt and Road*--

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China invites North Korea to major economic summit, despite U.S. pressure to isolate Pyongyang
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N. Korea has been making news more so than China. But China has more facets to express that interest the world leaders.

I guess today each super power is use to over flights etc., yet do watch them closely. Yet America rarely does this type of things to the other two Super Powers.


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