China increases military budget despite economic challenges

China increases military budget despite economic challenges


China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao announced expansion of country's military potentials and addressed growing economic challenges in a speech at the opening of the annual National People's Congress on 5 March.

Speaking before 3,000 legislators, Wen said that China will further strengthen its military to ensure its supremacy in potential conflicts in its vicinity. "We will enhance the armed forces' capability to accomplish a wide range of military tasks. Most important ...


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