A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II lifts off during testing at Edwards Air Force Base in March 2013. Photo: Los Angeles Times via TNS

US takes aim at China’s growing influence with US$750 billion defence bill

  • Proposal seeks to stem erosion of US military advantage against Beijing and would authorise purchase of more F-35s and fund modernisation of US nuclear arsenal
  • Senate panel that unveiled draft bill says US is ‘undermined by new threats from strategic competitors like China and Russia’
Topic |   US-China relations
A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II lifts off during testing at Edwards Air Force Base in March 2013. Photo: Los Angeles Times via TNS
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