>>50840741>we are in 2021
The military budget has gone up by something like 8% since then, about 3-4% on average a year. Its even funnier when you know that China is increasing their budget by something like 7-8% a year. In both absolute and relative terms China is building their military more than Taiwan.>force multipliers
Which assumes SOME starting force to begin with. Even then those force multipliers like long range missiles, precision weapons, AWACs, jammers, long range radar, satellite ISR, submarines - China has many more.>first year
81% was in 2018. Conscription was cut to 4 months in 2013. 4 months is a joke. The first half of that is boot camp. They're supposed to be properly trained in their weapon systems in 2 months? According to testimonies they don't even go on exercises anymore because there's no time. They fuck around, do exercises, go to a few live fire shoots then leave.