China Shifts Defense Spending Toward Equipment

China flag
Credit: SKopp
LONDON, BEIJING—A Chinese defense white paper reveals a shift in spending toward equipment and away from personnel in the traditionally manpower-heavy armed forces. The share of funding allocated to equipment rose relentlessly from 33.2% of spending in 2010 to a record level of 41.3% in 2016...

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.