The United States vs. China


In an online article on Al Jazzera, the United States is said to be worried about the build-up of the Chinese military. The same report highlights military expenditures of some major powers. The numbers speak for themselves and someone has to take the first steps in backing away from a future catastrophic confrontation. It must be the US.

12_jpg.jpg

Spending as a proportion of global total (2005 figures):
US 47.77%
China 4.10%
Russia 2.10%
Japan 4.20%
UK 4.83%
India 2.04%
France 4.61%

Source: Stockhom International Peace Research Inst. (www.sipri.org)

Leave a comment

Filed under Al Jazeera

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s