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MILITARY: China boosts defence spending infographic
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China military spending quickens amid modernisation

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March 5, 2018 -- China’s defence spending looks set to increase at the fastest rate for three years as President Xi Jinping pursues a “world-class” military, capable of reaching far beyond his country’s borders.

The figure of of 1.11 trillion yuan ($175bn) was announced at the annual meeting of People's Congress (NPC), which is also expected to remove the two-term presidential limit, enabling Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely.

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