China is keen to expand its naval fleet but doing so is a costly business. Photo: AFP

China’s navy is being forced to rethink its spending plans as cost of trade war rises

  • Technological and strategic barriers are also giving PLA Navy pause for thought, analysts say
  • Despite its massive military expansion, China still lags behind the US, observers say
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China is keen to expand its naval fleet but doing so is a costly business. Photo: AFP
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