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China to boost defense spending by 7%

‘MODEST’ FORCE:A spokeswoman for the Chinese parliament downplayed the country’s military buildup, saying China still lagged the US in military capability

AFP, BEIJING

However, “this development also reflects Beijing’s ambition to impose its supremacy over Asia by giving itself the means of being a credible power,” he said.

He said that the territorial tensions were leading to a “senseless arms race” in the region. “It’s often in reaction to China’s spending increases that neighboring countries also decide to strengthen their military capacities,” he said.

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