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China Boosts Defence Budget For 2022 by 7.1% – Global Times

The defence budget increase was mentioned in a draft budget report issued at the opening of the annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Saturday

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China's increased military spending can be used to safeguard the fruits of the country's economic development, analysts said. Photo: Reuters


Beijing plans to boost China’s defence budget by 7.1%, to a total of 1.45 trillion yuan ($230 billion) in 2022, the Global Times reported.

The proposed budget growth is steady and reasonable at a time when China needs to modernize its military capabilities to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity amid severe external threats and an unstable security environment, the report said citing analysts.


Read the full report: The Global Times.





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