The Chinese military is undergoing a weapons upgrade. Photo: Dickson Lee

China keeps lid on military spending for fourth year in a row

  • Defence budget’s annual increases have slowed to single digits since 2016 after cuts in personnel as part of modernisation drive
  • Spending ‘solely for safeguarding China’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity’ and ‘is not threat to other countries’, says legislature spokesman
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui): Top Priorities

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The Chinese military is undergoing a weapons upgrade. Photo: Dickson Lee
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