Rice Calls on China to Explain Buildup

By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer

March 16,2006 | SYDNEY, Australia -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday that China must be more open about its military buildup and play by international economic rules as its influence grows around the world.

"I heard that there's going to be a 14 percent increase in the Chinese defense budget. That's a lot," Rice said during a diplomatic visit to Australia, a country with broadening economic ties to China.

"China should undertake to be transparent about what that means," Rice said following a meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

China's parliament on Friday approved a 14.7 percent increase in its annual military budget to $35 billion. The Beijing government said the money would go toward salaries, new equipment, training and higher fuel costs...]



"Your asshole Monkey-in-Chief has de-stabilized the entire Asian World because he's SCARED of the mean old brown-skin folks.

He's playing with his DICK while Kim Jim-Bob is building nukes and launching missiles.

The Russias are in chaos.

The Japanese are only 50 years away from the rape of Nanjing.

You got a question -- tell it to us face-to-face.

Or are you like your boss -- just one more of this administration's craven showboaters, talking tough when you're around your friends.

What a waste -- you actually have an education, even if it's a Cold War fixation.

And while we're on the subject, what about YOUR arms stockpiling?




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