Report: China Spends More on Control Than Defense

NTD Newsroom
By NTD Newsroom
September 13, 2022China in Focus

China’s national military budget is approaching U.S. levels. But Beijing’s spending on measures to control its citizens totals 7 percent higher than defense as of 2020, according to a report from Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asia late last month.

The report says that in 2020, China spent up to $210 billion on controlling what it calls domestic stability.

A China affairs analyst says the Chinese communist regime has been investing hugely in the area for a decade and that this portion of its budget started to exceed its defense spending as early as 2009.

China in Focus Weekly Newsletter
Find out what's really going on in China
By registering for the newsletter, you agree to the Privacy Policy.