Defence Notes

China boosts defence budget by 7%

7th March 2017 - 02:38 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


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China's National People's Congress (NPC) provided no breakdown on numbers on its defence budget increase, but NPC spokesperson Fu Ying confirmed an increase of 7%. This would bring the number to over a trillion yuan (RMB1.044 trillion or $151.5 billion) for the first time in China ...

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