U.S. Military Cuts Planned as China Increases Budget

U.S. servicemen perform daily routines by a 437th Air Wing C-17 military transport plane on the runway at the U.S. transit center in Manas, 30 kilometers outside Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek on March 6, 2014. US transit center at Manas started formally closing down operations after the US forces chose an air base in Romania as their new transit hub for Afghanistan-bound troops.

Chinese President Xi Jinping continues to focus on the future of the country’s military. He talked with a delegation from the People’s Liberation Army about the importance of modernization. It was just days ago that China announced a 12.2% increase in military spending for next year. It comes at a time when the President of the United States is proposing “cuts” to his country’s military budget.

CCTV’s Sean Callebs reports.

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