China has made modernising its military and expanding its weaponry a priority. Photo: Xinhua China has made modernising its military and expanding its weaponry a priority. Photo: Xinhua
China has made modernising its military and expanding its weaponry a priority. Photo: Xinhua

China’s military budget will still rise despite coronavirus, experts predict

  • Defence spending could show the effect of economic headwinds but is still expected to increase
  • PLA’s modernisation and strategic priorities demand spending is maintained even after GDP’s first contraction since records began, observers say

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China has made modernising its military and expanding its weaponry a priority. Photo: Xinhua China has made modernising its military and expanding its weaponry a priority. Photo: Xinhua
China has made modernising its military and expanding its weaponry a priority. Photo: Xinhua
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