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.
England reach ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals with victory over New Zealand
England has won nine of its last 10 ODI matches (L1) whilst New Zealand has claimed wins in 10 of its last 14 completed ODIs (L4). Facing Trent Boult in the 46 over of the innings, Buttler moved to the offside and ramped the ball over his left shoulder.
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.
Saina bows out, Sai Praneeth advances to final in Thailand
However, the London Olympic bronze medallist has not had a good season, barring her Malaysia Masters win earlier this year. Saina made her task hard by committing a large number of unforced errors in the second game of her match .
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 08 2017
Sher Bahadur Deuba elected Nepal's prime minister for fourth time
A second phase of local election to choose municipal and village council officials is scheduled for June 28. The second round of voting has been delayed twice, but did not impede Deuba's appointment.
Jun 07 2017
Burling up-beat after Team NZ capsize
But all four teams were challenged by the conditions, with gusting winds causing at least some degree of damage to every boat. Ainslie's Land Rover BAR crew pulled up on the third of seven legs after the camber arm in the high-tech wing sail broke.
Jun 07 2017
London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets
"I just haven't got time to respond to tweets from Donald Trump ". "You should be alarmed ", Eric Trump told ABC News. But British Prime Minister Theresa May said Khan was doing a "good job", echoing public sentiment across London.
Jun 07 2017
Critics say Trump tweets may undercut legal case
"His lawyers tried to justify it by saying it wasn't a travel ban , that it was just extreme vetting ", Cardin told CNN . Trump's administration would then be likely to file its own response before the court's nine justices decide.
Jun 07 2017
Tim Cook Says Apple Is Working With UK In Terror Investigations
The news that Apple is assisting United Kingdom law enforcement is not surprising but comes at a pivotal time. Cook sent an email to staff last week reassuring them that Apple would continue to protect the environment .
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 04 2017
Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation
Mickelson, a 42-time PGA TOUR victor , five-time major victor and six-time U.S. Phil Mickelson will miss the US Open to attend his daughter's graduation.
Jun 03 2017
Virginia officers to carry torch to support Special Olympics
Fundraising programs include Plane Pulls, Polar Plunges, Tip-A-Cop and more according to the Special Olympics website . This event continues to grow as the single largest fund-raiser for the Illinois Special Olympics .
Jun 03 2017
Goffin retires from match at French Open
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza advanced to the fourth round of the French Open by beating Yulia Putintseva 7-5, 6-2. This was the second retirement of the day after Belgian David Goffin was forced out with an injured right ankle.
Jun 02 2017
Germany, China pledge to boost ties amid Trump concerns
Li said he believed they two had found a solution on the issue of Chinese quotas for electric cars after a lengthy discussion. Merkel and Li met hours ahead of Trump's decision on whether to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.
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