China’s Official Defense Budget Again Lags Economic Growth

BEIJING—China’s defense budget will grow more slowly than the economy in 2018 for a third straight year, official figures suggest. The country will spend 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion) on defense in 2018, up 8.1% from last year, according to a government report presented to the country’s annual...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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