China’s Defence Spending: Settling in for Slow Growth?
Bitzinger, Richard A.
Date of Issue2017
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