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Australia believes China hiding military build-up: Wikileaks

Posted By admin On January 7, 2011 @ 4:59 am In World News | Comments Disabled

ABC Australia [1]
Jan 7, 2011

Leaked US Government documents show Australia’s intelligence agencies believe China is hiding the extent of its military build-up.

The documents obtained by Wikileaks reportedly show that Australian officials in the intelligence, defence and foreign affairs departments believe China’s military build up threatens regional stability.

A strategic assessment by the agencies claim China’s military spending for 2006 was $US90 billion, double the $45 billion budget that was publicly announced,

The officials also claim that China is building a military capability well beyond its defence priorities and poses a credible threat to other modern militaries operating in the region.

The documents warn the modernisation of China’s defence capabilities will present more formidable challenges in the future.


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[2] WikiLeaks: US and China in military standoff over space missiles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-us-and-china-in-military-standoff-over-space-missiles.html

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[4] China’s Newest And Deadly Warship Has Entered The South China Sea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinas-newest-and-deadly-warship-has-entered-the-south-china-sea.html

[5] China’s rise raises Australia war fears: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinas-rise-raises-australia-war-fears.html

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