Military delegates leave the opening session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP
Military delegates leave the opening session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP

China’s 6.8 per cent rise in military spending expected to stoke unease in region

  • Defence funding will reach US$209 billion in 2021, and Premier Li Keqiang says PLA will get a training boost
  • Analysts say it reflects strong economic recovery and increase will be concerning for neighbours

Military delegates leave the opening session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP
Military delegates leave the opening session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP
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