CHINA´S DFENCE SPENDING:
China is expected to reveal a robust increase in defence spending, as its economy rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic and military tensions rise, Chinese and Western security experts said. The new administration of President Joe Biden has moved quickly to remind Beijing that the United States intends to compete with China’s growing influence and military strength in the Asia-Pacific. In recent weeks, powerful U.S. warship fleets have sailed near Chinese-claimed Taiwan and through disputed territory in the South China Sea, to Beijing’s anger.
SOURCE: METRO US
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