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Amid Regional Worries, China Boosts Defense Spending by 12.2%

China has announced another double-digit increase in defense spending, amid regional worries about its growing military assertiveness.Premier Li Keqiang says the defense budget will be raised by 12.2 percent this year to help modernize China's armed forces and develop more high-tech weapons."This year, keeping in mind the (Communist) Party's goal of strengthening the armed forces under new circumstances, we will comprehensively enhance the revolutionary nature of the Chinese...

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