"China expresses its strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition," said the representative of the Ministry of Defense of China. "It is quite natural that as technology advances China developing new types of weapons and upgrade existing, "he added.
The report expressed concern about the Pentagon's growing military might of China, including China's eagerness to provide the military an advantage over Taiwan, which Beijing considers a subject of its own sovereignty. The Pentagon referred to the launch antiship ballistic missiles, "embryonic" work to build an aircraft carrier and the development of the first stealth fighter. U.S. Department of Defense is also suspected that the cyber-attacks on U.S. government computers in 2010 may have been led to areas of China.
"The U.S. is engaged in unfounded suspicions about the Chinese danger to the security of Internet space. The report Pentagon cruelly distorted the facts, and this study does not hold water, "said a representative of the Defense Ministry of China.
The military budget
In 2011, China announced that military the country's budget is projected at 601.1 billion yuan (91.5 billion U.S. dollars), up 12.7% more than in 2010. But many experts believe that the actual defense spending China with its armed forces numbering 2.3 million people, significantly more. In turn, the Pentagon in 2012 year announced its own budget in the amount of 553 billion dollars, up 22 billion more than in 2010.