Ukraine forbids Russian Eurovision contestant to perform via satelliteWorld March 23, 19:35
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia suspended over extremismSociety & Culture March 23, 19:00
Kiev confirms Russian politician’s killer dies in hospitalWorld March 23, 18:31
Russia to develop Tor air defense missile system’s Arctic versionMilitary & Defense March 23, 18:30
Siberian scientists searching for eyewitnesses of bright green meteor fallScience & Space March 23, 18:22
Dozens of Russian cities to join in clicking off lights for Earth HourWorld March 23, 18:16
European Broadcasting Union invites Samoilova to sing live from RussiaWorld March 23, 18:14
Russian experts invent cutting-edge 360-degree spherical photo-video cameraScience & Space March 23, 18:09
National Bank of Ukraine wants to ensure safety of Russian banks’ subsidiariesBusiness & Economy March 23, 17:42
BEIJING, March 5 (Itar-Tass) - - In 2013, China will spend on national defense 720.168 billion yuans (114.3 billion dollars), which is 10.7 percent more than in 2012, says a report of the Chinese Finance Ministry, presented at the 1st session of the All-China Assembly of People’s Representatives of the 12th convocation which opened here on Tuesday.
“These funds will be earmarked for improving conditions of work and life of army officers in the interests of ensuring defense security,” the report says.
As for 2012, according to the figures given in the report, China spent on strengthening national defense 650.603 billion yuans (103.2 billion dollars). The given figure will increase by 11.6 percent in comparison with 2011.