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Sat May 19, 2012, 10:59 AM

Beijing rejects Pentagon report assessing China’s expanding military power

Source: Associated Press / Washington Post


BEIJING — China on Saturday rejected an annual Pentagon report that said Beijing is aggressively modernizing its military forces.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the report made irresponsible statements about China’s legitimate defense development and falsely claimed that the country presented a military threat.

“China is developing its limited military forces only to protect its national independence and sovereignty,” Hong said. “No country needs to worry if it harbors no hostility toward China.”


Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/beijing-rejects-pentagon-report-assessing-chinas-expanding-military-power/2012/05/19/gIQAdcLoaU_story.html

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Reply Beijing rejects Pentagon report assessing China’s expanding military power (Original post)
iamthebandfanman May 2012 OP
may3rd May 2012 #1
cosmicone May 2012 #2
Warren Stupidity May 2012 #3
cosmicone May 2012 #4
Warren Stupidity May 2012 #5
may3rd May 2012 #7
cosmicone May 2012 #9
unkachuck May 2012 #6
may3rd May 2012 #8

Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2012, 11:08 AM

1. CHina feels threatened by India

 

Their buildup is purely defensive

yes, defensive spending is on the rise

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Response to may3rd (Reply #1)

Sat May 19, 2012, 11:19 AM

2. There is no reason China should feel threatened by India.

China is a menace and the main culprit here.

China has been propping up Pakistan to be a thorn in India's side, propping up North Korea to be a thorn in America's side, making ridiculous territorial claims in NE India, the south china sea and bullying Philippines, Vietnam, Japan and other Asian countries.

China hates India because India provides a counterbalance and puts limits on China's bullying.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #2)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:29 PM

3. There is no reason we should feel threatened by any nation.

We are a menace and the main culprit here. We spend more than 10x more than any other nation. We maintain offensive naval fleets off the shores of China. We have repeatedly threatened small nations with destruction, and of course carried through on those threats, for no actual justifiable reason, with Iraq. We maintain huge land bases around the world, all with offensive ground and air capabilities, and we maintain an offensive nuclear weapons capability that can destroy the cities of an nation on the planet.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #3)

Sat May 19, 2012, 07:38 PM

4. The world is a dangerous place

for any country with resources. It is a choice between becoming a victim vs not being a victim. The latter requires preparedness.

China is an authoritarian regime and their people are unable to articulate what you are able to in the US.

While I agree with your way of thinking in a perfect world, as a practical matter, it is not possible. No one likes to be armed with a spoon in an alley full of people with knives and guns.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #4)

Sat May 19, 2012, 09:23 PM

5. So we a should be overstuffed

With weapons, but other nations should not do the same.

I really doubt china cares.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #2)

Mon May 21, 2012, 07:02 PM

7. There is no reason China should fear the Philippines but, they do

 

Chinese army general calls for 'decisive action' vs Philippines

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014108579

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Response to may3rd (Reply #7)

Mon May 21, 2012, 09:50 PM

9. It is the usual bullying by China n/t

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2012, 09:47 PM

6. "...if it harbors no hostility toward China."

 

....and we quietly harbor plenty of hostility towards China....Washington views China as the next Soviet Union and all this talk about terrorism is mainly to keep the military spending-machine alive until the next real gig....

....if I were China I'd stop buying our paper and propping us up and start spending those green backs and allow us to purchase them a state-of-the-art war-mahine....

....war with China, cold or hot, is inevitable as soon as their economic and military might equals or surpasses ours....and since we the American people do not control our military or it's spending or it's use, our perpetual war-mongers will likely have their way....

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Response to unkachuck (Reply #6)

Mon May 21, 2012, 07:04 PM

8. Seems China wants and needs a better PR stand with the american people

 

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