The defence spending figure is closely watched worldwide for clues to China’s strategic intentions as it develops new military capabilities, including stealth fighters, aircraft carriers and antisatellite missiles. Photo: AP

‘No arms race with US’: China defends military spending rise as low

State media says Beijing’s defence outlays lag other countries, but foreign analysts say China’s figures are underreported

Topic |   China's Two Sessions 2018

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The defence spending figure is closely watched worldwide for clues to China’s strategic intentions as it develops new military capabilities, including stealth fighters, aircraft carriers and antisatellite missiles. Photo: AP
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