The United States says Chinese military spending exceeded 1-hundred 45-billion U.S. dollars last year.
It's about a fifth higher than the 1-hundred 20-billion dollars Beijing claimed it stood at.
The Pentagon on Thursday, announced its estimate based on 2013 prices and exchange rates, adding that China has spent more money to modernize its arsenal of drones, warships, jets, missiles, and cyber weapons.
China's defense ministry denied the report through a statement posted on its website, and called out the United States for "exaggerating" its military threat.
bartektodde (USA) 2014-06-08 23:34:29 KST
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.