In November 2006, USCPF sent the first of its kind delegation of distinguished
American experts to China to engage in an intensive exchange of information
related to China's defense budget and military spending with active
and retired PLA officers.The foundation released the result of these
exchanges in the report, Defense-Related Spending in China: A Preliminary
Analysis and Comparison with American Equivalents.
We at USCPF believe the report offers a significant
contribution to the factual basis for public understanding of the defense
and related budgets in China and the United States, even as it establishes
a benchmark for future exchanges and further advances in mutual understanding
and pioneers a methodology for international defense-spending comparisons
with implications far beyond those for Sino-American relations.
Defense Studies Delegation report (pdf)