Beijing has long been criticised for a lack of transparency in its defence budgets. Photo: Reuters

China’s 6.6 per cent defence spending boost marks slowest growth in three decades

  • Budget of US$178 billion announced as the country faces growing security risks and economic impact of coronavirus pandemic
  • Premier Li Keqiang says Beijing will deepen reforms of military, and increase logistics and equipment support
Topic |   Two Sessions 2020 (Lianghui)
Beijing has long been criticised for a lack of transparency in its defence budgets. Photo: Reuters
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