mandag 7. mars 2016

China Cools Military Spending, Defends Crackdown on Lawyers, Activists

China on Friday unveiled plans for slower growth in military spending in its forthcoming budget, while activists said the government is increasingly taking its budget for targeting domestic "threats" to national security off the books entirely. The ruling Chinese Communist Party will boost military spending by seven to eight percent in 2016, a parliamentary spokeswoman said ahead of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), which opens on Saturdayin Beijing. "China's military budget will continue to grow this year but the margin will be lower than last year," NPC spokeswoman Fu Ying told journalists. Read more