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Military spending yet to match defense needs

By Lu Yin | China Daily | Updated: 2016-03-05 08:25

The military budget of China will increase by about 7 to 8 percent this year, spokeswoman for the fourth session of the 12th National People's Congress Fu Ying told a news conference on Friday. The announcement has drawn worldwide attention as usual, although the increase will be less than that in the past years.

In recent years, foreign critics have been most concerned about the modernization of China's military, which is basically supported and guaranteed by the increase in its defense budget. But what these critics don't understand is that China's growing military capacity will not pose a threat to regional peace and security.

First, the increase in China's defense budget is justified, especially because its military's modernization has always been at an appropriate level.

Military spending yet to match defense needs

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