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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

III. China

Chapter:
4. Military expenditure
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2011
Author(s):
Sam Perlo-Freeman, Julian Cooper, Olawale Ismail, Elisabeth Sköns, Carina Solmirano

The official Chinese defence budget for 2010 was 532 billion yuan ($78 billion), but SIPRI estimates that China’s total military expenditure was 809 billion yuan ($119 billion).6 Military spending increased by 189 per cent in real terms between 2001 and 2010, an average annual increase of 12.5 per cent. The increase of 3.8 per cent in 2010 thus represents a significant slowing in the rate of growth, reflecting the lower economic growth in 2009 caused by the global recession.7 The rate of increase accelerated sharply in the 2000s compared to the 1980s and 1990s, when military modernization had the lowest priority among the ‘four modernizations’, behind agriculture, industry, and science and technology. However, as a share of GDP, China’s military expenditure was consistently in the range 2.0–2.2 per cent in the period 2001–10.

Citation (MLA):
Perlo-Freeman, Sam, Julian Cooper, Olawale Ismail, Elisabeth Sköns, and Carina Solmirano. "4. Military expenditure." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Nov. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-36.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Perlo-Freeman, S., Cooper, J., Ismail, O., Sköns, E., & Solmirano, C. (2016). 4. Military expenditure. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Nov. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-36.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Perlo-Freeman, Sam, Julian Cooper, Olawale Ismail, Elisabeth Sköns, and Carina Solmirano. "4. Military expenditure." In SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Nov. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-36.xml
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