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China�s military build-up �game�

One News Now (Link) - Chad Groening (June 14, 2011)

A national defense analyst and Pentagon advisor says the Chinese are �playing a game� in their continued efforts to fool the United States about the extent of their military build-up.

A delegation of Chinese military leaders was recently given a tour of several sensitive U.S. military installations. It was the first high-level military exchange since the communist regime cut off military ties last year out of anger that the U.S. sold arms to the island democracy of Taiwan.

Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis (USA-Ret.), senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council (FRC), shares the concerns of some congressional members about the legality of the visits.

�It seems to me that they violated the DeLay Amendment, which basically says that there are certain people and countries you can�t expose to our high technology,� he notes. �These are the top generals of the Chinese military. They haven�t made any secret about being adversaries of the U.S.�

During a recent visit to Washington, the top Chinese general told the Fox News Channel that his nation has a long way to go before it catches the U.S. militarily and that it does not have the capability to challenge the United States.

�The Chinese are playing a big game,� suggests Maginnis. �They�re rapidly increasing their military capabilities in many, many areas that are truly becoming a significant threat in time against our own interests.�

And the FRC national security senior fellows points out that the Chinese just recently confirmed the existence of their new aircraft carrier and the fifth-generation J-20 fighter. �

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