05 Mar '11, 3am

China vows to build powerful army

China vows to build powerful army

BEIJING: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao vowed on Saturday that China would continue building a "powerful" military, one day after Beijing announced a return to double-digit percentage hikes in defence spending. "Strengthening national defence and building a powerful people's army are important guarantees for safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests," Wen said in a speech opening the nation's legislature. "We will energetically yet prudently press ahead with reform of national defence and the military," he said. A spokesman for the National People's Congress said on Friday that China's defence budget would rise 12.7 percent in 2011 to 601.1 billion yuan ($91.7 billion). A multi-year trend of double-digit percentage increases was broken in 2010 when the budget rose just 7.5 percent. China has upgraded the People's Liberation Army's capabilities over ...

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