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Pentagon Reports of Chinese Military Buildup

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posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 05:28 AM
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The Pentagon has reported that China has amassed up to 730 short range ballistic missiles on its coastline bordering Taiwan. The report also highlights Chinas burgeoning armoury of mobile, long range ballistic missiles, DF31s, with nuclear capabilities.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
China has increased the number of short-range ballistic missiles on its coast opposite Taiwan, the US has said.

In an annual report to Congress, the Pentagon claimed there were now up to 730 such missiles in place. Last year's report found only 500.

The Pentagon said China could now be spending up to $90bn a year on defence, and that its military build-up put regional balances at risk.


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Given the history between the nations involved, I guess this isn't much of a surprise. However the figures thrown about, and the rhetoric are quite disturbing. In the light of recent comments made regarding China's willingness to resort to the use of nuclear weapons this is given added weight.

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posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 05:46 AM
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Got a link for the main story?



posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 05:58 AM
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A mere clerical error, perhaps?

Now corrected anyhoo.



posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 05:59 AM
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here is a link, which points out the present buildups with China & Russia

and Taiwan, Japan, fishing boats...S China Sea
and the Joint exercises being conducted July 18-23rd
...this link is only adjunct info.

www.whatdoesitmean.com...



posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 06:05 AM
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That whatdoesitmean.com link is a bit sensationalist, dontcha think?



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