Illustration: Perry Tse
Illustration: Perry Tse

China military may face tough year ahead as Beijing tightens purse strings

  • An official budget figure for the PLA will not be announced at next month’s meetings but experts forecast small increase
  • Spending will need to be balanced between China’s modernisation plans and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic

Illustration: Perry Tse
Illustration: Perry Tse
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