China’s Defence Spending: Settling in for Slow Growth?
Bitzinger, Richard A.
Date of Issue2017-03-13
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
China’s recent defence budget increase of seven percent is the lowest in more than 25 years. It could signal a new round of belt-tightening for the People’s Liberation Army. Nevertheless, Beijing is unlikely to pull back from its long-term commitment to build a modern, 21st Century military.
East Asia and Asia Pacific
Nanyang Technological University