chapter  6
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Chinese Defense Procurement Spending: Determining Intentions and Capabilities

Other studies provide more nuance and insight and often draw from Chinese sources to evaluate Chinese defense spending.2 While useful, however, these stud­ ies provide a wide range of estimates, varying from between 1.5 and 15 times the official defense budget figure (see Table 6.1). Furthermore, most of the analyses conducted in the past provide only single-year estimates and do not provide analy­ ses of trends over time.3