China has now reportedly announced it will boost its military budget by nearly $230 billion this year amid concerns it will launch an invasion of Taiwan.
The money is set to ‘boost combat preparedness and enhance military capabilities,’ claimed Premier Li Keqiang ahead of a draft budget presented to the National People’s Congress in Beijing.
It means China’s military spending will grow at its fastest pace in four years and take up a larger share of its economy, marking the reversal of a two-decade trend which has seen the nation prioritize growth over its military capabilities.
Military spending will rise by 7.2 percent in 2023, totaling $224 billion.
The action will undoubtedly frighten the US administration, which is concerned about Beijing’s strategic ambitions in the aftermath of escalating tensions with Taiwan.
Beijing is concerned about challenges on several fronts, including Taiwan, the self-governing island democracy that China claims as its own, ready to be seized by force if necessary.
Last August, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei, infuriating China.
Together with Taiwan, tensions have risen with the United States over China’s militarization of islands in the South China Sea, which it claims almost entirely, and, most recently, the shooting down of a suspected Chinese spy balloon over the United States’ east coast.
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Ever since Joe Biden stole the election from President Trump, we have a military that is so WOKE. It couldn’t win a war if they tried.
Terrifying for those of us in America.
And, of course, they know that the weakling idiot Biden will do nothing to stop them, once they decide to invade Taiwan. God help the world as we sure won’t be able to.
Looks to me like whom ever is pulling the strings/feeding us information, is dishonest. It could be that we are being prepared to accept the possiblity of war with China, and make it look as though it is not US policy at fault. I don’t know for sure, and neither does anyone else. All I do know for sure is we cannot trust that what ever our (Federal) government is doing is good for the nation. And there seems to be no redemption. So, what do we do now???
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