Jun 08 2017
On the country's defence spending, the report said Chinese "officially-disclosed" military budget grew at an average of 8.5 per cent per year betweem 2007 and 2016, and Chinese leaders seem committed to increases in defence spending for the foreseeable future, even as China's economic growth slows.
"We hope the USA side will put aside the Cold War mentality, view China's military development in an objective and rational manner, and take concrete actions to maintain steady growth of the military relationship between the two countries", she said.
China started building its first overseas military base in February 2016 in the small nation of Djibouti, where it will be stationed just a few miles from a United States camp.
While Hua declined to comment on possible overseas bases, she said China and Pakistan - one of the countries considered most likely to host a Chinese military presence - were close friends that conduct mutually beneficial cooperation in a variety of fields.
The report further said that a more robust overseas logistics and basing infrastructure would also be essential to enable Beijing to project and sustain military power at greater distances from China.
The report comes days after US Defense Secretary James Mattis warned China against actions that "impinge on the interests of the worldwide community, undermining the rules-based order that has benefited all countries" at a security forum in Singapore.
The South Asian country is already a major destination for Chinese arms, the report said. That region accounted for $9 billion of the more than $20 billion in Chinese arms exports from 2011 to 2015.
Last year, China inked an agreement with Pakistan for the sale of eight submarines.
Vijay Mallya attends charity ball hosted by Virat Kohli in London
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According to Justice's press release, victor admitted to knowingly printing classified information and sending it to the media. A further audit of the six individuals' desk computers revealed that victor had e-mail contact with the News Outlet.
China's Defence Ministry expressed its "resolute opposition" to the contents of the report, saying it hyped up the China threat theory.
A US defense official said the weapons emplacements are a concern.
The report estimates China spent US$180 billion previous year on its military, a figure well above its US$140 billion defense budget. Pakistan, which has "a precedent for hosting foreign militaries", may become another location to host a Chinese overseas compound, the Pentagon report said.
"The airfields, berthing areas, and resupply facilities on its Spratly outposts will allow China to maintain a more flexible and persistent coast guard and military presence in the area", the Pentagon report said.
It cited China's 2016 launch of the first experimental quantum communications satellite, acknowledging that it represented a "notable advance in cryptography research".
Beijing was highly critical of the new Pentagon report.
"These and past intrusions focused on accessing networks and extracting information", the report said.
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis recently criticized China's land reclamation activities in the disputed Spratly Islands, describing the activities as a demonstration of "China's disregard for global law" and its "contempt for other nations' interests".
Jun 07 2017
Backed Syrian Fighters Launch Offensive On Raqqa
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Jun 06 2017
Grande returns to Manchester to honor victims with benefit
Grande enlisted some of music's biggest names for the benefit concert, including Justin Bieber , Katy Perry and Liam Gallagher .
Jun 06 2017
Hamm extends invitation to girl humiliated at youth tournament
The ruling to disqualify Mili and her Omaha Azzuri Cachorros teammates from the competition obviously left the kiddo "in shock". Her skill on the soccer field? Moments later, Wambach said she would contact the tournament organizers herself.
Jun 05 2017
Trump wants fair deal for Americans under Paris agreement: WH
Trump on Wednesday declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy. During Trump's overseas trip last week, European leaders pressed him to keep the U.S.in the landmark agreement.
Jun 05 2017
Vladimir Putin wonders if US hackers framed Russian Federation during presidential election
Flynn previously said during an interview in 2016 that "when you are given immunity, that means you probably committed a crime". Putin even suggested that former President Barack Obama "started having doubts" when they spoke about it.
Jun 04 2017
China's Li appeals to Germany for help with certifying C919 jet
While traveling overseas last week, Trump was repeatedly pressed to stay in the deal by European leaders and the Vatican. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov added that its implementation will not be as effective "without the key signatories".
Jun 04 2017
Horgan urges Clark to recall legislature, citing softwood, drug crisis
After negotiations with both the Liberals and the NDP, the Greens chose to side with John Horgan's NDP. If Clark can't win the confidence of the legislature, she would be expected to resign.
Jun 03 2017
Antonio Conte to send Tammy Abraham on loan to Newcastle
Newcastle, Brighton, Everton and Leicester have been alerted to his talents and are all apparently keen on securing his signature. Meanwhile, Abraham is set for a Premier League loan to Newcastle, who are managed by former Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez.
Jun 02 2017
How likely is the General Election to result in a hung parliament?
It's been suggested that if she sat and did nothing until the election then the Tories would get a more favorable result. The 3-point lead by the Conservatives is the narrowest since PM Theresa May has called for the snap election in April.
Jun 02 2017
Private Survey: Companies added a solid 253000 jobs in May
The U.S. central bank said "most" districts had cited worker shortages across a broadening range of occupations and regions. Almost 40 percent of the job cuts were announced by Ford Motor Co, according to the report.
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