外文标题：China says military will respond to provocations
China's military is prepared to respond to all threats to the country's sovereignty, a government spokeswoman said Tuesday, ahead of the expected announcement of another big bump in defense spending.
Legislative spokeswoman Fu Ying said China supports resolving disputes through negotiations and its 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army — the world's largest — is for defensive purposes only.
However, Fu warned other nations not to test China's resolve.
"But if some countries wish to provoke or wish to damage ... regional peace and the regional order, then we must make a response, and an effective response at that," Fu told a wide-ranging news conference on the eve of the legislature's annual session.
"The point of this response, is to, on the one hand, maintain China's territory and sovereignty, and on the other hand to maintain the regional order and peace," Fu said.
Other countries should take China's sovereignty claims seriously if they truly care about regional peace and security, she said, singling out the United States by name.
Her remarks came amid festering disputes between China and its neighbors over the control of islands and sea lanes in surrounding oceans. There has been a sharp escalation of tensions with Japan in the past 18 months over control of a string of tiny uninhabited islands in the East China Sea.
China is to announce its latest defense budget on Wednesday. Spending on the armed forces rose 10.7 percent last year to 720 billion yuan ($114 billion), the most for any nation apart from the U.S
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This sounds like a declaration of nuclear war to me.
In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia.
China should stop all this B-S or America won't pay you.
$114 billion...that's a lot....but still only about 20% of the US military budget.
A country such as China with largest population and seconde largest economy, a strong military power is a must to maintain peace, stability, and prosperity not only for the country and the world in large.
Basically China is saying they are ready to start World War III.
China is a paper tiger. It falls apart under pressure. Read its history. Japan raped them. Manchu raped them. Mongo raped them. And of course, Japan will rape them again.
The US should have let Russia nuke china into the stone age in 1969 like they wanted to...
Yes You Can
2 million marching men vs one atomic bomb!
Hey china! Do it. We dare you.
At least China is not sending soldiers to other countries to kill their citizens.... like USA perhaps?
I am not worried about their arsenal, I am more worried that we are importing almost everything from China, now , if they want, can leave us with almost no goodies, THAT MY FRIENDS IS SCARY.
Tough talk from the country that only recently launched an aircraft off a carrier....They have little offensive power that cannot be checked by the USN...still the largest naval force in the history of naval warfare.
China has the military . Russia has the arsenal. If they team up their will be no beating them.
You're talking about very vague things. Only Russia has an airforce to speak of but no way to be of any imposing threat to the US. Neither Russia nor China have a navy to contest ours. Russia has been defeated by many countries in the past. Japan of all of them..
The Russians and Chinese think we are weak........thanks Obama.....
Who China think it is ? Talking smack just because it has power. It's like you're robbing people and yelling out that you are getting robbed. This is bs.
I have not buy much of anything made in China for while. You have to be careful out there SHOPPING FOR FOOD in your supermarket. Some of these are from China. Read the label carefully. God knows what they put in there.
Consumer sanction against China now, do not buy product that is made in China.
Just like in the 1930’s, we underestimated Japan and made jokes about any product that was Japanese, today some people make the same mistake about China, now do we need another Pearl Harbor to change our opinion and have a little respect for others?
Oh, I forget their number one enemy India. China know the US has Obama so it's no threat