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China defence spending to rise `around 7%`: Official

China defence spending to rise `around 7%`: Official

The actual number for defence spending will be released on Sunday, when China`s largely rubber-stamp Parliament begins its annual session.

China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

China`s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, recently sailed around the self-ruled island in what China called a routine drill, but which prompted Taiwan to scramble fighter jets and navy ships.

Donald trump effect: `China should build more nuclear arms, increase military spending`

Donald trump effect: `China should build more nuclear arms, increase military spending`

On Wednesday, Donald Trump selected Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who has close ties to Chinese President Xi Jinping, as ambassador to China.

China makes more military reforms, sets up graft busting unit

Xi Jinping`s push to reform the military coincides with China becoming more assertive in its territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas.