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China under Xi Jinping- A New Trend in Foreign Policy?

Paper No. 5912                                  Dated 10-Apr-2015

By D. S. Rajan

China’s Defence Budget 2015: Beyond Official Explanations

Paper No. 5892                                 Dated 12-Mar-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

China’s State Council spokesperson Fu Ying announced (Beijing, March 03) that China’s defence budget for 2015 will increase by 10% to 889 billion Yuan (approx US $ 142 billion). This is less than 12.2% increase in 2014, and 10.7% in 2013.

China: The Strategic Planning of Defence Expenditure

Paper No. 5661      Dated 9-Mar-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

China’s declaration (March 5) raising its military budget for 2014 by 12.2% to almost $132 billion should not be surprising. In fact, it would have been surprising if China had cut its defence budget or made a small increase.

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