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Defense budget to see 'modest rise'

China Daily | Updated: 2009-03-05 07:45

Defense budget to see 'modest rise'

Li Zhaoxing, spokesman for the second session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC), addresses a press conference in Beijing yesterday. The NPC begins its annual session today. Xu Jingxing

China plans to increase its defense budget by 14.9 percent this year, slightly down as a share of government expenditure from previous years, the spokesman for the top legislature said yesterday.

Defense budget to see 'modest rise'

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