Thursday, March 08, 2007

M'sia understands China's military budget rise

Quoting Bernama, China Radio International (CRI) reported Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak as saying in Tokyo that China's military expenditure increase is in concert with its economic growth and the 17 percent increase in China's military budget this year will not have a negative effect on the stability or the balance of power in the region. Earlier, People's Daily also reported Australian military leaders as "expressing their understanding of China's military buildup".

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