China’s military spending: is there a new arms race?

A 12% increase in China’s military spending may sound muscular: but as a proportion to GDP it has remained constant since 2000.

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A soldier jumps through a ring of fire during a tactical training mission in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang province on March 5, 2014. AFP

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