National insecurity

Here’s a very interesting statistic. China spends more money on internal security than external defence. Furthermore, the internal security budget is growing faster than the external defence budget. Why would this be so?

Ref: The Economist, March 12-18 edition (page 67).

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One Response to National insecurity

  1. Scott Martin says:

    Seems about right.
    People in US defence forces= 1.4 million (total potential invaders)
    People in China = 1.5 billion (total potential internal uprising)

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