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March 05, 2014 3:38 PM
China expects to see stable growth economic growth and plans to boost defense spending by 12 percent this year. At the opening of the National People's Congress in Beijing, the country announced it would spend more than $130 billion on national defense. VOA's Bill Ide reports from Beijing.

China Plans 12 Percent Boost in Defense Spending

Published March 05, 2014

China expects to see stable growth economic growth and plans to boost defense spending by 12 percent this year. At the opening of the National People's Congress in Beijing, the country announced it would spend more than $130 billion on national defense. VOA's Bill Ide reports from Beijing.


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by: BlueEyedRonin from: Hawaii
March 06, 2014 1:29 AM
With China's increased spending on the sole purpose of "defending" its territory.... disputes or not.... creates a situation that is unfortunately dire...

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